REPORT TITLE:
Net Fishing


DESCRIPTION:
Enhances net fishing regulations at Nawiliwili harbor, Port Allen
harbor, Hanalei bay, Wai`eli bay, Hanamaulu bay, and Kahului and
Honolulu harbors.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           1522
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO FISHING.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that conservation of the
 
 2 State's natural resources requires increased protection of fish
 
 3 life along the shorelines of the State.  Without such protection
 
 4 the delicate ecosystem of the waters may be jeopardized.
 
 5      The purpose of this Act is to include additional bays and
 
 6 harbors in the State of Hawaii under the umbrella of protection
 
 7 afforded by section 188-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
 
 8      SECTION 2.  Section 188-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 9 amended to read as follows:
 
10      "188-34  Fishing in Honolulu harbor, Hilo harbor,
 
11 Nawiliwili harbor, Port Allen harbor, Hanalei bay, Wai`eli bay,
 
12 Hanamaulu bay, and Kahului harbor, restricted.  (a) It is
 
13 unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any draw, drag, [or]
 
14 seine, purse, bag, or surround gill net in the waters of the
 
15 [harbor of Honolulu;] Nawiliwili harbor, Port Allen harbor,
 
16 Hanalei bay, Wai`eli bay, Hanamaulu bay, and Kahului harbor;
 
17 provided that [commercial marine licensees as defined in chapter
 
18 187A may take bait fish by means of any draw, drag, or seine net
 
19 during periods scheduled by the harbor master.] the department of
 

 
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 1 land and natural resources or the department of transportation,
 
 2 for the harbors or bays under their jurisdiction, may adopt rules
 
 3 that shall supersede this subsection's prohibition on the use of
 
 4 any draw, drag, seine, purse, bag, or surround gill net.
 
 5      (b)  It is unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any
 
 6 draw, drag, or seine net in the waters of the harbor of Honolulu;
 
 7 provided that commercial marine licensees as defined in chapter
 
 8 187A may take bait fish by means of any draw, drag, or seine net
 
 9 during periods scheduled by the harbor master.
 
10      (c)  It is unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any net
 
11 in the waters of that portion of the bay of Hilo bounded by the
 
12 breakwater, a line from the outer end of the breakwater to
 
13 Alealea Point, and the shoreline from Alealea Point to the
 
14 inshore end of the breakwater, provided that commercial marine
 
15 and pond operators with appropriate licenses issued by the
 
16 department of land and natural resources may take bait fish or
 
17 pua, or persons may use throw net, opae net, crab net, or nehu
 
18 net not longer than fifty feet to take nehu for family
 
19 consumption or bait purposes."
 
20      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
21 New statutory material is underscored.
 
22      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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