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Fishing in Waikiki area to close Jan. 1

A Waikiki fishing ban will begin Jan. 1. A Waikiki fishing ban will begin Jan. 1.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -The state will close shoreline fishing in Waikiki come January 1.No fishing will be allowed from the Natatorium to the Diamond Head lighthouse.

That's even for people using only one or two fishing rods.

The closure will last for all of 2011 to allow stocks to replenish.

Violators could face petty misdemeanor charges and a fine.

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