Ka­neohe Man Guilty Of Lay-net Vi­o­la­tion In Bay

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A fish­ing-rules vi­o­la­tion last July in Ka­neohe Bay re­cently brought a guilty ver­dict in Ka­neohe Dis­trict Court.

A Ka­neohe fish­er­man was con­victed Jan. 8 of lay­ing net “that ap­peared to ex­ceed the legal length of 125 feet.” In fact, DOCARE of­fi­cers re­spond­ing to the scene July 20 dis­cov­ered that he had laid 1,550 feet of un­reg­is­tered lay net in the bay. Con­sid­ered petty mis­de­meanors, each such act is pun­ish­able by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or 30 days in jail.

The DLNR Di­vi­sion of Aquatic Re­sources web­site has ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion at dlnr.hawaii.gov/dar. To re­port po­ten­tial con­ser­va­tion vi­o­la­tions, call 643-3567.

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