Board Talk: Maui Fishing Rules, Homeless Encampment, Illegal Lay Netting, Puna Circus

posted in: Board Talk, November 2014 | 0

Rules to Protect Maui Parrotfish, Goatfish Win Land Board Approval By One Vote

Maui fisherman Darrell Tanaka teared up a little as he shook hands with his fellow supporters after the vote. The new rules he had initiated years ago to protect declining fish stocks around Maui had finally passed, albeit just barely. On the other hand, the small cadre of commercial fishermen who had shown up to oppose the rules seemed disgusted.

In a 4-2 vote, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources voted on September 26 to adopt strict take limits for parrotfish (commonly known as . . .

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