Maui fish recovery program is a success

A year-long pilot project aimed at protecting our natural resources seems to be working.

The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) says its North Maui Community Fisheries Enforcement Unit has lead to some fish recovery.

The team regularly patrols a 13-mile stretch of coastline from Hulu Island to Baldwin Beach Park, an over-fished and over-stressed area.

Department chairperson William Aila said “I got to watch a portion of a video where some of the officers, who are divers and fishermen themselves, are commenting on how they see more fish, how the fish that are there are larger than they were a year ago.”

The DLNR hopes to form units like this on the rest of the islands to further protect our natural resources.

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