Hawaii Division Aquatic Resources

Document Library

Fishing Regulations

Administrative Rules
Unofficial copies of the Administrative Rules relating to fishing and conservation of aquatic organisms and habitats throughout the State of Hawai'i. Formatted as pdf documents.

View Draft Rules and Public Notices.

Reports to the Legislature

The following reports are in pdf format.

A report on the findings and recommendations of effectiveness of the West Hawai`i Regional Fishery Management Area. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to Hawai`i Revised Statutes §188F-5, January 2010. (1.4 MB)

Report on the progress for the adoption of rules to regulate the ornamental reef fishery industry in South Maui and Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, to confer with geographical stakeholders, and to propose appropriate legislation. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to House Concurrent Resolution 347, Regular Session of 2008. (118 KB)

Report on the implementation of Act 134, Session Laws of Hawai`i 2000. A report prepared by the DLNR in compliance with Section 18.3 of Act 160, SLH 2006, relating to Alien Aquatic Organisms. (48 KB)

Requesting participation in a federal program to assist states in obtaining scrapped federal ships to use as artificial reefs in the waters of the State of Hawaii. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 143, Regular Session of 2005. (100 KB)

A report on the findings and recommendations of effectiveness of the West Hawai`i Regional Fishery Management Area. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to Hawai`i Revised Statutes §188F-5, December 2004. (788 KB)

Report on a request to establish a task force to study the feasibility of establishing a freshwater fishery at the Wahiawa Reservoir, Oahu. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to House Concurrent Resolution 200, Regular Session of 2002. (1 MB)

A report on the development of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve Operations Plan and clarification of the State's role and responsibilities. A report prepared by the DLNR in response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 89, Regular Session of 2001. (408 KB)

Publications

Fishes of Hawaii (pdf, approx. 2.5 MB). 14 pages of information about popular sport fishes found in Hawaii's marine and fresh waters, taken from "Fishing in Hawaii: A Student Manual." Includes line drawings, description, size, habitat, feeding, seasonality, and fishing methods.

Status of Maui's coral reefs (pdf, approx. 524 KB)

Reef fish stocks and fishing impacts in the Hawaiian Islands (pdf, approx. 2.4 MB)

Interactions of nonindigenous blueline snapper (taape) with native fishery species; Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, Univ of Hawaii (pdf, approx. 1.6 MB)

Anuenue Fisheries Research Center

Coral and live rock laws of Hawaii

Marine Life Conservation Districts

Marine Protected Areas in Hawaii. Distributed March 9, 2005. Downloadable in two parts:
Part 1: Main document (14 pages, pdf, approx. 12.9 MB)
Part 2: Center-spread map (pdf, approx. 2.2 MB)

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Plan (pdf file, approx. 2.6 MB)

Technical Reports

Long-term monitoring of coral reefs of the Main Hawaiian Islands, final report. Walsh, W. et al. Hawai'i Island monitoring report NA09NOS4260100. February 2013. Division of Aquatic Resources/NOAA. (pdf, approx. 3 MB)

Moloka'i Island Gill-net Project, May 2008 to June 2009. Puleloa, W. DAR Tech Rep. 12-01. December 2012. Division of Aquatic Resources, Molokai. (pdf, approx. 10 MB)

Hawaii's Ulua and Papio Tagging Project, 2000 to 2004. Tagawa, A. and C. Tam. DAR Tech Rep. 06-01. May 2006. Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu. (pdf, approx. 1.6 MB)

Stream macroalgae of Hawai`i: an identification guide to the common genera. Sherwood, A. DAR Tech Rep. 04-02. May 2004. Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu. (pdf, approx. 8.4 MB)

Seasonality of algae in Waiahole and Kahana streams, Windward O`ahu, Hawai`i. Sherwood, A. DAR Tech Rep. 04-01. May 2004. Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu. (pdf, approx. 3.4 MB)

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands/Kure Atoll Assessment and Monitoring Program. Final Report. Walsh, W., R. Okano, R. Nishimoto and B. Carman. Results of a September 2001 research study at Kure Atoll. March 2002. 60 p. (pdf, approx. 350 KB)

Evaluation of the status of the recreational fishery for ulua in Hawai`i, and recommendations for future management. Gaffney, R. DAR Tech. Rep. 20-02. October 2000. Division of Aquatic Resources, Honolulu. (pdf, approx. 2 MB)

Newsletters

Ulua tagging project & moi tagging program fishing survey summary. October 2008. (pdf, 134 KB)