David Y.Ige | DLNR Newsletter: Five-Year Assessment Process Begins for Haena Community Subsistence Fishing Area


DLNR E-Bulletin: 5-Year Analysis Course Begins for Haena Group Subsistence Fishing Space

Latest information on the division on August 19, 2022, printed in the press room

(Hā’ena, Kaua’i) – Governor Throughout David Ige’s administration, three critical near-shore marine environments gained additional security to keep them affluent over the long term.

In 2014, the Hā’ena neighborhood created the first Group Subsistence Fishing Space (CBSFA). It is designed to sustainably meet the consumption needs of Hā’ena Ahupua’a, relying on culturally rooted community administration to ensure the sustainability of near-shore ocean sources.

The CBSFA designation included the particular fishing laws for the Hā’ena coastal space and the requirement that the DLNR conduct a five-year review to review the effectiveness of the CBSFA, revise the administration plan as vital, and assess whether yes or no the CBSFA is conducive. must be expanded.

In partnership with Hā’ena Ward and the College of Hawaii, DLNR’s Division of Water Resources (DAR) is reviewing the CBSFA to measure the success of the targets and goals of the Adaptive Administration Plan.

The COVID pandemic has delayed the process, but now eight years after the CBSFA designation, Hā’ena Ward and DAR will host the five-year assessment. This course of analysis will serve as a pilot for how DAR will consider future Maritime Administration Areas (MMA).

President of Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana (hui), Presley Wann, said, “It is a chance for our hui to share the lessons learned, how much work, dedication and time is needed, and realistic expectations for what needs to be improved. “We want the different communities who are thinking about community fisheries administration to understand and learn from us to enable them to be better prepared and ready,” joined Alapa’i, a long-time fisherman.

Both Presley and Keli’i will take part in the five-year analysis on Saturday, August 27. Researchers from DAR, DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), DLNR Division of Useful Resources Conservation and Observation (DOCARE), and College of Hawaii and Hui.

“We are excited to pilot this analytics course with Hā’ena, as we will examine an adaptive delivery technique for our current and future MMAs as part of the Holomua: Marine 30×30 initiative. Adaptive delivery requires common analysis and suggestions from ocean customers. Our ocean is changing, the use of our ocean is changing, and we are learning how. “It is essential to create a house to regulate the plans of the maritime administration accordingly,” said DAR Administrator Brian Neilson.

The general meeting is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Ke’e Lo’i. Comments, suggestions and proposals can be compiled into a report for printing on the DAR website.

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