Access to the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve is highly restricted, however during two scheduled weekends each month limited trolling is allowed. The Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission's trolling dates and times for September 2019 are 12:01am Saturday to 11:59pm Sunday on Sep. 14-15 and 28-29. During that time, trolling is allowed in Reserve waters deeper than 30 fathoms. Vessels … [Read more...] about Registration Open for Trolling in Kaho’olawe Waters
Kahoolawe Island Resource Commission
Fishing line left in the ocean entrapped an adult humpback whale this week, leaving the animal in distress. The entangled humpback was freed by a team of trained responders off Makena Beach on Jan. 12. The team found more than 285 feet of 3/8” braided line trailing from its mouth. The whale was first reported Jan. 11 at 11:40am by the captain of the fishing vessel Layla. … [Read more...] about Trained responders free entangled humpback whale near Maui’s Makena Beach
1. On June 17, Gov. David Ige signed HB 2034 into law. The bill appropriates $450,000 in general funds to the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission for restoration projects. How much was the appropriation in the bill’s original form? A. $400,000 B. $450,000 C. $500,000 D. $550,000 E. $600,000 2. On Friday, June 17, Gov. Ige said that he’s still mulling House Bill 2501, … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the bills Gov. David Ige signed recently?
With just 10 days to go in their 30-day online crowdfunding drive, the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has raised less than one-third of third of the $100,000 they need to show the State of Hawaii that people care about the restoration of the island, their latest GoFundMe results show. At press time, the campaign has raised just $29,747 from 278 people over the last … [Read more...] about Crowdfunding campaign for Kaho`olawe restoration not going well
The Hawaii statutes governing the island of Kaho‘olawe are very clear: “Commercial activity is prohibited in the reserve.” That’s it–no stipulations, conditions, sub-paragraphs. Just a clear, total ban on any and all commercial activities anywhere near Kaho‘olawe. And for many activists, residents and officials who care about the island that spent 50 years shuddering under U.S. … [Read more...] about To save Kahoolawe, the Hawaii state Legislature is considering ending the island’s prohibition against commercial activities