DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Comprehensive statewide coral reef management plan to begin

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

 The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is announcing the start of a comprehensive coral reef management planning process. This is the result of mass coral bleaching over the past two years. The plan will identify steps necessary to best ensure the state’s coral reefs are as healthy and resilient as possible to maximize the chances of recovery. Additionally DLNR will discuss a recent request by the State Office of Environmental Quality Control (OEQC) to consider a temporary moratorium on commercial aquarium fish extraction as a response to the significant coral bleaching event.


News Conference


Monday, November 16, 2015

1:00 p.m.


Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street


  • Suzanne Case, Chairperson, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
  • Dr. Bruce Anderson, Administrator, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources
  • Dr. William Walsh, Aquatic Biologist, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources

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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

Senior Communications Manager

Office of the Chairperson-Communications Office

1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 131

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 587-0407