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NOAA, DLNR and the Public Must Work Together to Heal Maunalua Bay Travis Thurston via Wikimedia Commons

NOAA, DLNR and the Public Must Work Together to Heal Maunalua Bay

Tuesday's fractious meeting on a plan to more tightly regulate Manualua Bay showed all sides need to work harder to help this iconic natural resource.
‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary

Hawaii Kai residents packed an elementary school cafeteria to air their concerns and try to learn more about the potential for new restrictions.
Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets Courtesy of NOAA

Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets

Federal agency asked to find ways for purse seine and longline fleets to catch more than conservation measures currently allow.
Scientists Want Balance Between Deep-Sea Mining and Ecosystem Sustainability flickr:Allie_Caufield

Scientists Want Balance Between Deep-Sea Mining and Ecosystem Sustainability

University of Hawaii professor worked with a team to develop a strategy published this week in Science magazine.
Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed Cyril Fluck/Flickr

Seven Months Later, Hawaii Fishing Rules Still Not Signed

Gov. David Ige is continuing to review rules approved by the DLNR last year that would create the state's first Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area.
Environmental Court: Hopes for Stricter Law Enforcement, Fears of Improper Influence Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Environmental Court: Hopes for Stricter Law Enforcement, Fears of Improper Influence

Twenty-two Hawaii judges will devote time each month to hearing environmental cases, which may make rulings more predictable for all sides.
Feds Need to Move Forward With Critical Habitat Plan for the Hawaiian Monk Seal USFWS Pacific/Flickr

Feds Need to Move Forward With Critical Habitat Plan for the Hawaiian Monk Seal

NOAA needs to act now to classify most of Hawaii's coastal areas as essential habitat for the endangered monk seal or risk losing an iconic species.
DLNR Rules Linger in Governor’s Office Wikimedia Commons

DLNR Rules Linger in Governor’s Office

Hawaii Gov. David Ige has yet to sign off on aquarium fishing rules and commercial fishing restrictions off Kauai.
NOAA Upholds Hawaii’s Ban on Shark Finning Flickr.com

NOAA Upholds Hawaii’s Ban on Shark Finning

The agency finds that the law will have a "minimal impact" on federally managed fishermen in the islands.
Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals Courtesy of "Mike" Michael L. Baird via Flickr

Navy War Games in the Pacific Violate Law Protecting Marine Mammals

A federal agency violated the law when it approved Navy training operations off Hawaii and California, judge says.
Thousands Testify on Bills to Restrict Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

Thousands Testify on Bills to Restrict Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

Business and environmental interests collide in the Capitol during a marathon hearing.
New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

Will fishermen stray into the recently protected Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Activists will be watching.