David Y.Ige | DLNR Press Release – Kaneohe man cited for Laynet and boating violations


DLNR Press Release – Kaneohe man cited for Laynet and boating violations

Published on Sep 24, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

(HONOLULU) – Early Friday morning, officers from the DLNR’s Resource Conservation and Enforcement Division (DOCARE) confiscated more than a thousand feet of laynet and two small boats.

34-year-old Abraham Estocado of Kāneʻohe was cited for laynet and boating violations. Acting on a tip, DOCARE officers observed him towing a dinghy with a fourteen-foot whaler to the net in the water, near the Ahu o Laka sandbar in Kāneʻohe Bay on the north side. O’ahu wind. They allege Estocado went into the water to retrieve the net.

When the boats landed near Kahalu’u, agents contacted Estocado, cited him, and confiscated both boats and the net as evidence. They say “many” fish were caught in the net. Estocado was given a November 3, 2022 date to appear in Kāneʻohe District Court.

Anyone who observes suspicious activity is encouraged to contact DOCARE through the free DLNRTip app or by calling the 24-hour hotline at 643-DLNR (3-5-6-7).

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(All images/video courtesy of DLNR)

Photographs – Boats, laynet, fish Kāneʻohe Bay (September 23, 2022):



Dan Denison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Department of Lands and Natural Resources

(808) 587-0396

[email protected]


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