In our May issue, we look closely at two GEMS-related bills that had advanced far in the 2017 legislative session. Both House Bill 1593 and House Bill 957 would make significant changes to... READ MORE
Turning Back the Clock
Nothing is forever, it seems. And that may include the measures put in place over the last decade to protect the natural resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
If the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council has its way, at least some of the restrictions on bottomfishing and longlining in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument would be rolled back as part of the Interior Department’s review of all monuments established over the last two decades.
In our July edition, Teresa Dawson looks at this and other issues emerging from the council’s most recent gathering. Also in this issue, we report on recent actions of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, provide an update on the `Aina Le`a development, and detail the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ efforts over the years to try to manage the Kahala Hotel & Resort’s beachside activities on state land.