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Illegal lay net with trapped sharks in it seized from Kaneohe Bay

DOCARE Officers report that unregistered, unattended, illegal lay nets continue to be a major...
DOCARE Officers report that unregistered, unattended, illegal lay nets continue to be a major concern, particularly on O’ahu’s windward side.(DLNR)
Published: Oct. 7, 2019 at 5:09 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sunday, following-up on a citizen complaint, officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement recovered an estimated 1,000 feet of unattended lay net within Kaneohe Bay.

DOCARE Officers report that unregistered, unattended, illegal lay nets continue to be a major...
DOCARE Officers report that unregistered, unattended, illegal lay nets continue to be a major concern, particularly on O’ahu’s windward side.(DLNR)

At approximately 10:40 a.m. the officers, from the Windward Oahu District discovered the double-panel net was unregistered, according to DOCARE officials.

They found several dead hammerhead sharks in the net and recovered a 16-foot boat as evidence.

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