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(Na‘alehu) – It took a few months to celebrate the milestone, but last night staff and dozens of volunteers for the Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund (HWF) marked reaching 250-tons of marine debris collection just off Hawai‘i island.  The group also received a DLNR & You Citizen Conservationists Award in recognition of their efforts. Starting beach clean-ups ...
Read More DLNR News Release-250 Tons of Marine Debris and Counting on Hawai’i Island, Jan. 13, 2018

(Honolulu) – More than 500 Aholehole confiscated from a pair of fishermen eight days ago did not go to waste.  Many people inquired on social media about the fate of the fish. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) photographed them for evidence and then turned them over to the Division of Aquatic ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Fish Seized in Lay Net Bust Provide Valuable Scientific Information, Jan. 11, 2018

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts Oahu motorists that the Punchbowl Street onramp tunnel and the School Street onramp will be closed next week on Sunday night, Jan. 13, 2019 through Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., for shoulder and guardrail improvement work. See below for schedule ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Punchbowl Street and School Street onramp closures to westbound H-1 Freeway for guardrail improvements start Sunday night, Jan. 13

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEK OF JAN. 12 – JAN. 18   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekly lane closures

State Land Board Approves Plan Based on Updated Data (Honolulu) – Today, the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) agreed to a request from the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) to reopen four of twelve Bottomfish Restricted Areas (BRFAs) in the Main Hawaiian Islands. These restricted areas were first established in 1998 ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Bottomfishing to Resume in One Third of Previously Restricted Areas, Jan. 10, 2019

(Honolulu) –  The carcass of a sperm whale, first spotted off-shore from Kewalo Basin yesterday is now “hard-a-ground” adjacent to Sand Island State Recreation Area.  Officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), are working with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Response team, and City and County of Honolulu Ocean Safety on plans to ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Update on Whale Carcass at Sand Island Park

OAHU LANE CLOSURES FOR THE WEEKEND OF JAN. 11 – JAN. 13   PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.   — H-1 FREEWAY —   1) HONOLULU (24-HOUR WORK) 24-hour shoulder closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pali ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Weekend lane closures

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a recent case of rat lungworm disease in an infant from East Hawai‘i. The infant was the sixth individual from Hawai‘i Island who tested positive for angiostrongyliasis in 2018, bringing the statewide total to eight cases confirmed last year. So far, there are no confirmed ...
Read More NEWS RELEASE: DOH confirms new rat lungworm disease case on Hawaii Island in 2018

(Honolulu) –  Jason Redulla, a 15-year veteran of the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) and 27-year law enforcement professional, has been chosen as the agency’s new enforcement chief.  Redulla currently serves as DOCARE’s Deputy Enforcement Chief and Assistant Division Administrator. DLNR Chair Suzanne Case remarked, “Jason has stepped in and stepped up ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Jason Redulla Picked as New DOCARE Chief, Jan. 10, 2018

Link to b-roll here Link to soundbites here Soundbite log below HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige met with Board of Education chair Catherine Payne to discuss the vote that was taken in executive session on a one-year contract extension for Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto. “In the past, the practice of the board has always been ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Governor Ige, BOE chair set record straight on BOE vote to extend schools superintendent contract