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Board Approves Concrete Fish Houses In Hanauma Bay, Waikiki Sand Channel

On September 25, the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a one-year special use permit to Mark Hixon, a professor of marine biology at the University of Hawai`i, for the deployment and study of artificial reef modules in the Hanauma Bay Marine Life Conservation District and Waikiki. If the modules successfully recreate coral reef habitats, Hixon told the board, they could prove to be valuable tools in mitigating the impacts of climate change and intensive fishing.

Artificial reefs are nothing new and, in fact, the . . .

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