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December 24, 2019

New Bill Aims to Require Invasive Species Screenings For All Hawaiʻi-Bound Cargo, Baggage

Congressman Ed Case (HI-01) recently introduced a bill to require that all baggage and cargo transporting into Hawai’i by air or sea be inspected for invasive species and high-risk agricultural materials.
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March 08, 2016

Hawaiʻi Senate Forwards More Than 260 Bills to House

The Hawai‘i State Senate today passed 265 bills on third reading ahead of this week's cross over deadline. Measures advancing to the House include bills to address homelessness, invasive species, elections by mail and equal pay.
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July 16, 2015

Live Foot-Long Opossum Captured in Kakaʻako

The marsupial was spotted in a secured area behind the US Immigration and Naturalization Office in Kakaʻako. Agricultural officials say inspectors were dispatched and caught the opossum in a parked vehicle.
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February 23, 2015

LETTER: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park’s Invasive Species Problem

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park was (and is) dominated by alien plants. And, these plants are having negative impacts on the National Park's resources including their anchialine ponds and fish ponds.
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March 03, 2014

Beetles, Ants Focus of Invasive Species Awareness Week

Of particular focus is the battle against the little fire ant on Maui, the coconut rhinoceros beetle on Oʻahu and the coffee berry borer on Hawaiʻi Island.
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January 09, 2014

Invasive Pest Found on Hawaiʻi Coconut Trees

Since the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle was detected at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Dec. 23, 2013, officials say a total of nine adult beetles have been trapped.
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May 24, 2013

Venomous Flying Tree Snake Captured in Hawaiʻi

The species, also known as ornate flying tree snakes for their ability to spring from tree to tree, is a native to South East Asia, said state officials.
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November 23, 2012

Pests Arrive with Christmas Trees to Hawai’i

Shipments of Christmas trees from the Pacific Northwest have been found to be widely infested with slugs and other pests that are not found in Hawai`i.
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April 24, 2012

Maui Agriculture Inspector Positions in State Budget Bill

The conferees agreed to use general funds to support nine agriculture inspector positions at Kahului Airport on Maui that are currently funded through the Department of Transportation using Federal Aviation Administration monies that will be discontinued at the end of this fiscal year.
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January 25, 2012

PHOTOS: Snake Captured on Oahu, Ferret Found in Hilo

An illegal snake was weed-whacked to death in Honolulu today, and an illegal ferret was found in Hilo over the weekend.
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