Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

Hawai`i Administrative Rules

Title 13 Department of Land and Natural Resources

Subtitle 4 Fisheries
Administrative Rules are regulations established by the department through an extensive public review and hearing process. The procedure for administrative rules is set by Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 91. A proposed rule (or amendment) is drafted by the department, approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) for public meetings/hearings, and reviewed by the Department of the Attorney General (AG). Then the draft is taken out to public meetings and/or hearings, where the public can give formal testimony on the draft rule. The rule is revised, if necessary, and then submitted to the Board of Land and Natural Resources for final approval. Then it is reviewed again by the AG, and after signing by the Governor and filing with the Lieutenant Governor, it has the effect of law.

The following administrative rules are provided for general informational purposes only. These are unofficial copies. Official copies may be obtained from Division of Aquatic Resources and Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement offices statewide. Copies of the rules are also available for viewing in State public libraries.

The rules are listed by chapter numbers under each part. The title is given for each one to help you find the one you want. Click on the underlined title to view or download the rule. Please note: some of the figures are in landscape (horizontal) format for easier viewing on the screen.

The rules may be obtained from the links below in pdf format to preserve the formatting.

Draft rules are on the public notices page. (Click on the BACK button in your browser to return to this page.)

Part I - Marine Life Conservation Districts

Chapter

Title

28

Hanauma Bay Marine Life Conservation District, Oahu

29

Kealakekua Bay Marine Life Conservation District, Hawaii

30

Manele-Hulopoe Marine Life Conservation District, Lanai

31

Molokini Shoal Marine Life Conservation District, Maui

32

Honolua-Mokuleia Bay Marine Life Conservation District, Maui

33

Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District, Hawaii

34

Pupukea Marine Life Conservation District, Oahu

35

Wailea Bay Marine Life Conservation District, Hawaii

36

Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District, Oahu

37

Old Kona Airport Marine Life Conservation District, Hawaii

38

Waiopae Tidepools Marine Life Conservation District, Hawaii

Part II - Marine Fisheries Management Areas

Chapter

Title

47

Hilo Bay, Wailoa River, and Wailuku River, Hawaii

48

Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area, Oahu

49

Hanamaulu Bay and Ahukini Recreation Pier, Kauai

49.5

Port Allen, Kauai

49.6

Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai

50

Waimea Bay and Waimea Recreational Pier, Kauai

51

Kahului Harbor, Maui

52

Kailua Bay, Hawaii

53

Manele Harbor, Lanai

54

Puako Bay and Puako Reef, Hawaii

55

Kawaihae Harbor, Hawaii

56

Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai

57

Keauhou Bay, Hawaii

58

Kona Coast, Hawaii

60

Kiholo Bay, Hawaii

60.3

West Hawaii Regional Fisheries Management Area REPEALED

60.4

West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area

60.5

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Refuge

60.7

Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area

Part III - Freshwater Fisheries Management Areas

Chapter

Title

61

Nuuanu Freshwater Fishing Refuge, Oahu

62

Wahiawa Public Fishing Area, Oahu

63

Waiakea Public Fishing Area, Hawaii

64

Kokee Public Fishing Area, Kauai

65

Wailua Reservoir Public Fishing Area, Kauai

Part IV - Fisheries Resource Management

Chapter

Title

73

Fish Aggregating Devices

74

License and Permit Provisions and Fees for Fishing, Fish, and Fish Products

75

Rules Regulating the Possession and Use of Certain Fishing Gear

75-12.4

Lay nets

75-12.5

State waters around Molokai, special rules

76

Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species

Part V - Protected Marine Fisheries Resources

Chapter

Title

83

Shellfishes

84

Samoan Crab

85

Clam

89

Spiny Lobster or Ula and Slipper Lobster or Ula Papapa

90

Nehu for Family Consumption

91

Pink, Gold and Black Corals

92

Opihi

93

Limu

94

Bottomfish Management

95

Rules Regulating the Taking and Selling of Certain Marine Resources

Part VI - Protected Freshwater Fisheries Resources

Chapter

Title

99

Introduced Freshwater Fishes

100

O'opu and Hinana