Posted 06/02/2014 Maui County’s operation of its Lahaina sewage treatment plant has been found to violate the federal Clean Water Act. U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway issued a ruling on May 30... READ MORE
From false killer whales to turtles, from bottomfish to tunas, the range of marine animals managed by federal agencies is huge. And at the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council, disputes over their management came to the fore.
Our lead article and sidebars summarize many of those conflicts.
Also featured in this issue is the Department of Agriculture. While the board that governs that department is to be commended for — finally — moving forward on a rule addressing the threat of `ohi`a rust, one cane only wonder why that action was delayed for too many years.
The attitudes of DOA staff, betrayed in an unintentionally released email thread, may go far to explaining that unhappy situation.