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January 28, 2020

Earthjustice Files Lawsuit Against DLNR Alleging “Rampant Aquarium Collection”

The complaint alleges the department instead created a loophole that the group claims has resulted in the extraction of more than a half-a-million marine animals from Hawaiʻi reefs over the past two years.
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November 26, 2019

Environmental Groups Call Aquarium Industry Assessment “Flawed”

"...can’t ignore the 800-pound gorilla that, except for bag limits for a limited number of species, nothing prohibits these collectors from taking every single fish from every singe reef in the state." --Earthjustice
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August 21, 2019

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Habitat for Endangered Coral Species

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today against the National Marine Fisheries Service for alleged failure to protect 12 coral species.
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August 15, 2019

Coral Reef Damage, Invasive Alga at Papahānaumokuākea

NOAA and partner scientists returned to O’ahu on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, after completing a 22-day expedition in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument aboard the NOAA ship Rainier.
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August 03, 2019

Bipartisan Bill To Restore And Conserve Coral Reefs

The Restoring Resilient Reefs Act authorizes five years of directed federal funding and technical assistance to states for the restoration and management of coral reef ecosystems.
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June 21, 2019

Legislation Aims to Address Threats Facing Coral Reefs

US Sen. Mazie Hirono and Rep. Ed Case of Hawaiʻi introduced legislation that aims to support practices to preserve, sustain, and restore coral reef ecosystems.
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May 03, 2019

Maui Reefs Provide $376 Million Worth of Coastal Flood Protection

In Hawai’i, reefs provide more than $836 million in flood protection benefits to people, property and jobs every year, according to a new report.
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September 21, 2018

Free Presentation on Maui Sunflower Farming, Oct. 3

A free public presentation entitled, "Sunflower Farming: A Sustainable Model for Maui's Former Sugar Cane Lands That Benefits Local Coral Reefs," will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3.
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November 10, 2017

Maui Committee to Hear From Experts on Sunscreen and Coral Reef Damage

The presentation comes as the committee considers proposed legislation that would ban the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate in Maui County.
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July 20, 2017

$715K Secured for Hawai‘i Coral Reef Protection

The funds will help improve management of coral reef ecosystems, support enforcement and promote understanding of the key threats at priority sites.
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May 10, 2017

Global Survey Leads to Plan for Coral Bleaching Recovery

Two summers of coral bleaching in waters around the NW and Main Hawaiian Islands have led to the development of Hawaiʻi’s 1st-ever Coral Bleaching Recovery Plan
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August 04, 2016

7th Annual Ridge to Reef Rendezvous, Aug. 6

This fun family-friendly event is free and open to the public, with a focus on watershed-scale conservation themes and information on what Maui residents can do to help coral reefs and fisheries.
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November 19, 2012

Short Lived Weekend Swell

Last weekend's northwest swell topped out at 10 foot during its peak Friday, providing plenty of opportunities for surfers on Maui another chance to ride the big stuff.
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November 15, 2012

Maui Surfers in Reef Hawaiian Pro; Ho’okipa is On

Maui natives such as Ian Walsh, Kai Barger, Billy Kemper, 16-year-old Ian Gentil, Hank Gaskell from Hana, Granger Larsen and a few others are all hoping to move on to the later rounds.
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November 12, 2012

Lack of Waves Puts Triple Crown on Hold Till Thursday

There is a large northwest swell set to hit the islands Thursday (11/15) and Friday (11/16). This will ensure that the competitors will have challenging surf conditions for the start of the Triple Crown.
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