Public Assessment of Kīpahulu Community Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal

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June 2, 2022, 7:00 a.m. HST
* Updated June 1 at 10:22 p.m.

Sanctuary in Kukui Bay, where the taking of any marine life would be prohibited. PC: https://kipahulu.org

A virtual public scoping session is scheduled for the proposed Kīpahulu Community Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA), on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The session is scheduled by the Department of Lands and Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division.

The proposed Kīpahulu CBSFA extends from Kālepa Gulch in the southwest to Pua’alu’u Gulch in the northeast, and covers approximately 5.7 miles of coastline.

Proposed CP for Kīpahulu Community Subsistence Fishing Area: https://kipahulu.org

Proposed changes to Hawai’i’s administrative rules would establish:

  • new baggage limits
  • size limits
  • seasonal closures
  • and/or equipment restrictions for kala, ‘ōmilu, moi, kole, ‘opihi, ula and limu
  • a sanctuary in Kukui Bay, where the taking of any marine life would be prohibited.

The changes would also be

  • prohibit taking during night diving and underwater spearfishing
  • prohibit the commercial taking of akule
Proposed Rules for the Kīpahulu Community Subsistence Fishing Area. PC: https://kipahulu.org
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The public is invited to participate.

THE ARTICLE CONTINUES UNDER THE AD

Interested guests can register here – Zoom link information will be sent shortly before the scoping session.

General information is available online here:

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