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Fisherman fined for throw net violation

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:40 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2014

A fisherman has been fined $250 for using a throw net with mesh less than two inches in waters off Aina Haina last month.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Virgilio Malinay was charged and sentenced in Honolulu District Court on March 5.  Malinay pleaded no contest and was fined $250. The  violation is a petty misdemeanor.

 An officer with departnent's division of conservation and resources enforcement saw  Malinay on Feb. 5 fishing with a throw net from shore while on routine patrol, the DNLR said in a news release.

More information on Hawaii's fishing rules is available at the DIvision of Aquatic Resources website at http://state.hi.us/dlnr/dar.  

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Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Wow. You mean DLNR officers actually enforce game laws here? This is definitely a first.
on March 26,2014 | 07:44AM
palani wrote:
As long as the violation occurs from 8-4 on a weekday.
on March 26,2014 | 12:50PM
RichardCory wrote:
Why in the name of sweet Miami Alabaster is this news? Get out and do some real journalism.
on March 26,2014 | 07:47AM
h20dragon wrote:
Was the net confiscated to keep it from being used again?
on March 26,2014 | 07:56AM
nitpikker wrote:
yeah i hope it was.
on March 26,2014 | 10:11AM
kiragirl wrote:
Atta way to go DLNR.
on March 26,2014 | 07:58AM
islandsun wrote:
Wow, that makes it two fines for the whole year so far. That's gotta be a record for DLNR.
on March 26,2014 | 08:05AM
gobows wrote:
you meant two fines in the last 10 years, right?
on March 26,2014 | 11:21AM
DABLACK wrote:
Make the "Laws" public so ALL can benefit !! The guy understand english ? How long he being throwing net ?? Whats the difference in purchasing illegal fish at the fish markets by fishermen selling the illegal fish ?? Bet the DLNR can do better by inspecting all the fish markets and their products !! I personally see the illegal fish for sale every time I visit the fish market in WAIPAHU !! HINT, HINT !!
on March 26,2014 | 10:00AM
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