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Tuna, Conservation and the Race for the U.S. Senate Joel Abroad-Flickr

Tuna, Conservation and the Race for the U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Hanabusa discuss the Obama administration's proposal to create the largest marine sanctuary in the world in Hawaii's backyard.
Hirono Votes Against Hunting, Fishing Bill PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hirono Votes Against Hunting, Fishing Bill

Republicans and Democrats differed over gun control amendments.
A Dream Realized — Progress on Fishpond Restoration Regulations Hui o Kuapā

A Dream Realized — Progress on Fishpond Restoration Regulations

The fishponds are truly unique forms of aquaculture. They were once a vital component of Native Hawaiian communities.
Hawaii Ocean Programs Could Get Millions in Funding flickr:Allie_Caufield

Hawaii Ocean Programs Could Get Millions in Funding

Programs in the islands could get a good chunk of about $368 million in federal funding if a bill that is advancing in the U.S. Senate passes.

VIDEO Shows Alleged Attack on Anti-Aquarium Fishing Activist

An environmentalist found herself in danger last week when an aquarium fisherman spotted her taking video of him…
Hawaii Should Brace for Major Environmental Changes, Report Says

Hawaii Should Brace for Major Environmental Changes, Report Says

The state's food and energy security are at risk, according to Obama's national climate change assessment.
Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

A flurry of bills move forward related to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian-language education and more.

Some On Kauai Oppose Niihau Fishing Prohibition

From The Garden Island: Lawmakers in both the Hawaii Senate and House are pushing for…

Bill Would Ban Non-Resident Fishing Around Niihau

Residents of Niihau have complained for years that fishermen from other islands have been trolling their nearshore waters for fish…

State Launches New Fishing Permit Website

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources has made it easier to obtain a freshwater fishing license with the launch…
Pacific Bigeye Tuna Go Without Strong International Protections NOAA

Pacific Bigeye Tuna Go Without Strong International Protections

More than a decade after scientists began offering advice to help limit fishing, a deal remains elusive.
State Opens Waikiki, Diamond Head for Fishing Civil Beat

State Opens Waikiki, Diamond Head for Fishing

For one year, starting January 1, it will be open season for fishing from the Ewa wall of the Waikiki…