BOARD TALK: Subsistence Fishing Area at Ha‘ena Proves Effective in Protecting Resources

posted in: Board Talk, Fisheries, July 2020, Marine | 0

Monitoring confirms it: The Ha‘ena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA) works.

In October 2014, the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved rules establishing the area over the objections and a contested case hearing request by commercial fishermen Michael Sur and Makani Christensen. Christensen has occasionally worked for the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.The Ha‘ena CBSFA was the first in the state. Its objective was to protect marine resources by prohibiting the sale of any marine life taken from the area (except invasive seaweed) and by . . .

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