THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

89

THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to marine management areas.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 190-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"190-3 Rules. (a) The department of land and natural resources pursuant to chapter 91, shall adopt rules governing the taking or conservation of fish, crustacean, mollusk, live coral, algae, or other marine life as it determines will further the state policy of conserving, supplementing, and increasing the State's marine resources. The rules may prohibit activities that may disturb, degrade, or alter the marine environment, establish open and closed seasons, designate areas in which all or any one or more of certain species of fish or marine life may not be taken, prescribe and limit the methods of fishing, including the type and mesh and other description of nets, traps, and appliances, and otherwise regulate the fishing and taking of marine life either generally throughout the State or in specified districts or areas. The rules shall upon taking effect supersede any state laws inconsistent therewith.

(b) The department of land and natural resources shall comply with the requirements of subsection (a) when designating marine management areas."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Marine Management Areas; Department of Land and Natural Resources

 

Description:

Requires the Department of Land and Natural Resources to comply with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, when designating marine management areas.

 

 

 

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