The State is considering additional regulations on shoreline recreational fishing on Oahu. According to the Starvetiser, informational public meetings are being held this week and next:
The meetings are scheduled in Kaneohe at Benjamin Parker Elementary School cafeteria on Friday, at Mililani High School cafeteria on July 13, and in Honolulu at Stevenson Middle School cafeteria on July 15. The meetings start at 6 p.m.
Here is a link to the full article. The comments on this one are thoughtful and enlightening.
From my perspective, while I appreciate the lessons many commenters try to draw from the permitting systems in “other coastal states,” I feel it is crucial to remember that Hawaii is not a coastal state. It is an island nation. Not only does Hawaii have a uniquely different political history that we must respect, it also has a unique geography. So while there may be lessons to learn from how other places protect their marine resources, I don’t think that is the one.