Hawaii Administrative Rules
Subtitle 4 - FISHERIES
Section 13-51-2 - Regulated activities

Universal Citation: HI Admin Rules 13-51-2

Current through August, 2022

(a) It is unlawful for any person, while within the Kahului Harbor Fisheries Management Area, to:

(1) Use any net, except that a person may use:
(A) A landing net with a stretched mesh of two inches or greater to secure hooked or otherwise detained marine life; and

(B) A hand net while on the shore to take shrimp and other marine life, provided that the diameter of the net is equal to or less than eight inches and the handle is equal to or less than fourteen inches in length.

(2) Take or possess a total bag limit of more than fifty specimens of marine life per person per day;

(3) Snag any marine life; and

(4) Use more than two poles, provided that each pole may have only one line, and each line may have no more than two hooks, with each hook having only one point, while at or near the shoreline, except that double or treble hooks are allowed when using lures.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to take, attempt to take, or possess any marine life from the area or use any fishing gear while in the area that may otherwise be prohibited by law.

(c) The department may issue permits to engage in activities prohibited by this section for scientific, propagation, or other purposes, in accordance with section 187A-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and as may be otherwise authorized by law, provided that:

(1) The department may impose terms and conditions it deems necessary to conserve and manage the marine life in the area;

(2) The board may revoke any permit and assess a fine or other penalty for any infraction of the terms and conditions of the permit; and

(3) A person whose permit was revoked shall not be eligible to apply for another permit for up to one year after the date of revocation.

(d) Unless prohibited in this section, all other legal fishing gears may be used within the area.

(e) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as allowing activities within any portion of Kahului Harbor, which may be otherwise prohibited by law or rules adopted by the department of transportation.

[Eff 3/8/84; am and comp APR 30 2009] (Auth: HRS §§ 187A-6, 188-53) (Imp: HRS § 188-44, 188-45, 188-53)

[Am and comp 11/27/2021]

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