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Officers find giant illegal fishing net off Oahu

Source: DLNR Source: DLNR
Source: DLNR Source: DLNR

HONOLULU (AP) - The state says conservation officers retrieved several illegal fishing nets off Oahu in recent months, including one that stretched more than 1,100 feet long.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Monday the 1,100 foot net was found in July by officers responding to a complaint about a lay net in the ocean at Hauula.

Officers waited to see who would return to the net, but weren't able to find suspects so they removed it.

Nets may be no longer than 125 feet under state law. Nets must be registered with the state and have tags showing ownership. Owners must check their nets after they have been left in the water for two hours. They must remove their nets after four hours.

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