HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1338

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to fishing.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Section 188-34, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"188-34 Fishing in Honolulu harbor, Hilo harbor, Nawiliwili harbor, restricted. (a) It is unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any draw, drag, or seine net in the waters of the harbor of Honolulu; provided that commercial marine licensees as defined in chapter 187A may take bait fish by means of any draw, drag, or seine net during periods scheduled by the harbor master.

(b) It is unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any net in the waters of that portion of the bay of Hilo bounded by the breakwater, a line from the outer end of the breakwater to Alealea Point, and the shoreline from Alealea Point to the inshore end of the breakwater; provided that commercial marine and pond operators with appropriate licenses issued by the department of land and natural resources may take bait fish or pua, or persons may use throw net, opae net, crab net, or nehu net not longer than fifty feet to take nehu for family consumption or bait purposes.

(c) It is unlawful to take or kill fish by means of any net in the waters of Nawiliwili harbor, which is the portion of the submerged lands and overlying waters of Nawiliwili bay on the island of Kauai, beginning at the high water mark at the shoreline seaward to an imaginary straight line drawn from the tip of the main breakwater northward to Kukii Point; provided that commercial marine and pond operators with appropriate licenses issued by the department of land and natural resources may take bait fish or pua, or persons may use throw net, opae net, crab net, or nehu net not longer than fifty feet to take nehu for family consumption or bait purposes."

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:

Net Fishing; General Prohibition; Nawiliwili Harbor

 

Description:

Prohibits net fishing in Nawiliwili Harbor with certain exceptions.

 

 

 

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