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HONOLULU (AP) - State regulators are proposing changes in rules for commercial use of Hawaii's waters but some businesses that offer surfing lessons and boat rentals say the industry would be better off with self-regulation.
State Division of Boating and Ocean Regulation director William Aila says there's been a significant increase in commercial activity since boating rules were last revised 20 years ago.
The state requires catamaran and canoe captains, surf instructors, sailboard instructors and commercial motorboat operators in Waikiki and Kaanapali to pass a written and surfing test but is behind in testing.
Waikiki Beach Activities Ltd. board chairman Bob Hampton says employers are better qualified to screen employees
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the division wants to define insurance requirements, raise fees to register rental surfboards and standardize fees.
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