Posted on Aug 3, 2022 in Aquatic Assets, Information Releases, slider



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(MILOLI‘I, KONA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND) – With the stroke of a pen, whereas dozens of neighborhood members watched, Governor David Ige on Tuesday signed administrative guidelines to make the shoreline bordering this distant village the second Neighborhood-Primarily based Subsistence Fishing Space (CBFSA) within the state.

A very long time within the making and supported by the persistence of residents, the Miloli‘i CBSFA will defend and preserve fish populations and their habitats, by combining conventional Hawaiian fishing practices with trendy approaches to conservation.

Act 271, enacted by the State Legislature in 1994, led to the designation of 18-miles of coastal waters alongside the rugged shoreline on both aspect of the small neighborhood as the primary everlasting, legislatively designated CBSFA. Years of labor by devoted neighborhood members, with assist from biologists and employees on the DLNR Division of Aquatic Assets (DAR) and analysis and non-governmental organizations, led to the event of a set of administrative guidelines designed to make sure considerable shares of precedence species and high-quality fishing now and into the long run.

Laila Kaupu, a fifth technology Miloli‘i fisher, was one of many prime movers behind the CBSFA initiative and headed up the neighborhood group, Kalanihale, which was instrumental within the improvement of the principles.

After a ship tour and snorkel with Gov. Ige and First Girl Daybreak Amano-Ige, Kaupu set free a contented sigh. “That’s my feeling and I’ve bought a sense our kupunas are feeling the identical. Simply plenty of aid realizing that the neighborhood got here collectively in its efforts, with the assist of state and federal businesses. We might be that shining gentle that the governor talked about for different coastal communities.”

In remarks earlier than signing the executive guidelines into regulation, Governor Ige mentioned, “We’d like younger individuals to hold this work ahead and encourage different communities to create community-based subsistence fishing areas for the profit and way forward for your complete state. Miloli‘i is a shining instance of how we are able to all work collectively for the good thing about our marine sources, our keiki and our kupuna.”

DLNR Chair Suzanne Case added, “This has certainly been a protracted highway for Miloli‘i, however you all have persevered. We be a part of you immediately in celebrating this large achievement and remind us all, that the work has simply begun in implementing these guidelines to handle Miloli’i’s sources. Right here, and throughout the state we face immense challenges attributable to local weather change, overfishing and different ecosystem stressors. This can be a large step in the correct route, and we’re grateful for such devoted companions, rooted in custom, with the purpose of co-management of nearshore sources.”

In 2015, additionally in the course of the Ige Administration the Hāʻena CBSFA was established on Kauaʻi. In 2016 the Kaʻūpūlehu “Attempt Wait” community-led marine guidelines on Hawaiʻi Island have been handed.  These communities, with Miloliʻi, have impressed communities statewide to suggest guidelines with the DAR to maintain Hawaiʻi’s marine sources.

Governor Ige commented, “It’s stunning being out within the ocean and having the ability to see the coral colonies. It’s a spectacular day.”

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(All photos/video courtesy: DLNR)

HD video – Introduction to the Miloli‘i CBSFA:


HD video – Miloli‘i CBSFA guidelines signing (August 2, 2022):

Images – Miloli‘i CBSFA guidelines signing (August 2, 2022):



Media Contact: 

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Supervisor

Hawai’i Dept. of Land and Pure Assets

[email protected]

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