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Hawaii Commercial Fishing

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.

Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

There's been a lot of talk among power players about dangerously declining fish stocks in the Pacific, but action has been unsubstantial.
Waikiki-Diamond Head Fishing Area Closed for a Year Civil Beat

Waikiki-Diamond Head Fishing Area Closed for a Year

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says it will help fish populations replenish themselves.

Federal Fisheries Group Uses Public Money to Lobby Against Protecting Fish

Wespac officials produced a glossy brochure and lobbied in D.C., and it came at a price.

Hawaii’s Tuna Fishing Limits Challenged

A federal lawsuit wants to limit how many more bigeye tuna Hawaii's longline fleet can catch this year.