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Hawaii Commercial Fishing

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…
Environmentalists Sue to Restrict Navy’s Undersea Sonar and Explosive Use NOAA

Environmentalists Sue to Restrict Navy’s Undersea Sonar and Explosive Use

Navy and National Marine Fisheries Service should have explored alternatives during environmental review, lawsuit says.

Gov Approves New Big Island Fishing Restrictions

Gov. Neil Abercrombie approved a set of new rules on Saturday that restrict fishing on the west side of the…

State Cracks Down on Illegal Fishing Nets

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources removed two giant laynets and harmful net balls from Kaneohe Bay this summer,…

Illegal Fishing in Pacific Nets $1.5 Million in Penalties

A federal investigation recently resulted in huge fines against six vessels that broke laws designed to protect tuna stocks and…
Fewer Ahi, More Mahi? Fishermen Are Changing the Pacific Ecosystem Courtesy: Isaac Wedin

Fewer Ahi, More Mahi? Fishermen Are Changing the Pacific Ecosystem

New study raises questions of how feds are managing marine resources.
Land Board Bans Scuba Spearfishing in West Hawaii

Land Board Bans Scuba Spearfishing in West Hawaii

The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources voted on Friday to approve a new set of rules governing fishing…

Tougher Fishing Rules Considered For Kona Waters

From the Hawaii Tribune-Herald: The Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources will consider strengthening fishery…

Hawaii Company’s Ahi Farming Cages Headed to Canada

A local company is taking their underwater fish farming cages up north after receiving a Canadian patent.