Meeting set for proposed management of Haena fishing area

Meeting set for proposed management of Haena fishing area

HONOLULU (AP) - People can learn about the proposed management plan for Hawaii's first subsistence fishing area at a Tuesday meeting on Kauai.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports ( the plan lays out the ways the community as well as the Department of Land and Natural Resources can meet the needs of the Haena Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Kilauea Elementary School.

People can also submit comments at the Division of Aquatic Resources by April 26.

Gov. David Ige signed rules into law last year that limit fishing gear and methods while prohibiting the commercial harvest of marine life in the area.

Daily take and possession limits were also set for certain species.

Interest in establishing similar subsistence fishing areas has spread to about 10 other communities.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

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