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- 11/03/17 – Year-Long CIP Project to Improve Facilities at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area November 4, 2017
- 10/31/17 – DLNR, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Host Plant Sale in Celebration of Arbor Day November 1, 2017
- 10/30/17 – DLNR, Moanalua Gardens Foundation Repairing Kamananui Valley Road October 2017-2018 October 31, 2017
- 10/28/17 – Statement from BLNR Chair Suzanne Case on protest at Land Board meeting calling for Board Member resignation October 28, 2017
- 10/27/17 – DLNR Announces Start of 2017-2018 Game Bird Hunting Season October 28, 2017
- 10/27/17 – DLNR Statement today in response to Circuit Court ruling on aquarium fishing permits October 28, 2017
- 10/24/17 – Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Designated as State’s First Marine Life Conservation District 50 Years Ago October 24, 2017
- Great Salmon Rods of the Dee and Spey by Iain D. Ogden November 14, 2017
- The Glory of Gudgeon November 13, 2017
- Winter Work Begins November 8, 2017
- Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse film fishing series November 2, 2017
- Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards 2017 October 27, 2017
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Continuation of yesterday’s coverage of the Ho’ike Hoe Wa’a (Canoe Regatta) of Big Island Interscholastic Federation (BIIF) schools. My daughter paddles for the Kamehameha Schools Hawai’i (KSH) and is easing herself into the Hawaiian canoe paddling/racing culture. Watching the different island high school participants interact with each other is in complete contrast to O’ahu’s schools. The cooperation and respect for each other from the kids, their parents, paddling coaches, school administrators and Kailua-Kona fishing/recreational/tour businesses was nothing short of amazing in this day and age. This is what the Hawai’i fishing community needs to have more of in our own events. Right on! Big Island!
Thus, a little more pics of the event and a taste of hoe wa’a, Big Island Style!
Mahalo to all that coordinated and participated in the Ho’ike Hoe Wa’a BIIF!
Okay, if you’re like me wondering what’s going on and confused heading into the New Year about the National Saltwater Angler Registry (NSAR), don’t fret, other fishermen in the U.S. are having the same problem. Hawai’i is currently one of several states (Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that is required to have their fishermen register to fish because we do not have a comprehensive recreational saltwater license or registration program. NOAA has a site specifically to register and answer questions about the NSAR called the NOAA Marine Recreational Information Program.
There are pros and cons to having a national saltwater angler registry but I’ll defer on this while I wait and see what the Feds have in store for the data. Intrusive information that reminds me a little bit of the film, “Red Dawn,” where the Cuban leader ordered his men to gather information about the Boy Scouts (Remember? Said to be a paramilitary organization). I know, it might be a stretch and may never be used for dubious purposes, but too much identity theft and government security breaches going on that it makes me wary.
I always thought Hawai’i would be immune to this kind of licensing because of our long fishing tradition but it looks like the State of Hawai’i never implemented a program to keep or gather hard data for NOAA’s use. Read what other states in the same boat as Hawai’i are reporting:
Here’s an article from North Carolina that states that anglers don’t have to register because they have a program that NOAA can use to mine data:
Anyway, it’s free to register in 2010 but may have a fee attached later. So make your assessment and leave a comment. Maybe our government leaders in Hawai’i will make the right decisions regarding our recreational fishing interests.
J. Hara Store Kurtistown, Hawai’i (Big Island)
Bryan Clay, Hawai’i’s Olympic Gold Medalist (decathlon), recently posted Twitter/Facebook updates regarding his salmon fishing trip to British Columbia, Canada. I was excited! Because, aside from my saltwater fishing endeavors, I’m a diehard salmon and steelhead fisherman too!! I’ve flyfished for them with either a fly rod or spey rod on both the east and west coasts.
Bryan caught some really good size salmon and boy! was his timing great. Timing the run for these anadromous fish is a science in itself and it’s awesome when you’re on the river at the right time. Endless fishing as Bryan will attest! I’m elated, not because, he’s a famous Olympian, but there aren’t too much island boys (except those on the mainland) that have fished for salmon/steelhead and experienced fishing for them first-hand.
Wow! I’m jealous, next time you need to take me Bryan!!