All DAR offices statewide will be closed Dec 3-5, 2013.
Fishing licenses will not be issued during this time, and other front office services (bottomfish vessel registration, net registration, poster sales, etc.) will not be available.
Commercial fisheries licenses and permits and bottomfish vessel registration may be obtained online.
DAR apologizes for this inconvenience. Normal services at our front counters will resume Friday, Dec 6, 2013.
To report a resource violation, please call (808) 643-3567.
To report Japan tsunami debris, please call (808) 587-0400.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Hawai‘i's streams are home to a unique assemblage of native fishes and
invertebrates, most of which are found nowhere else on earth.
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The mission of the Division of Aquatic Resources is to manage, conserve and restore the state's unique aquatic resources and ecosystems for present and future generations.
The DAR manages the state's aquatic resources and ecosystems through programs in commercial fisheries and resource enhancement; aquatic resources protection, habitat enhancement, and education; and recreational fisheries. Major program areas include projects to manage or enhance fisheries for long-term sustainability of the resources, protect and restore the aquatic environment, protect native and resident aquatic species and their habitat, and provide facilities and opportunities for recreational fishing.