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Governor should approve rules to protect West Hawaii reefs

By Susan Kellam

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 15, 2013

~~<p>The West Hawaii Regional Fisheries Management Area proposed rules package has been slowly making its way through the state's administrative rule-making process. After more than a decade of meetings, compromises and the final public hearing in December 2012, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted on the amendment package, passing it on June 28. Island representatives who make up the BLNR voted that they want to see more protections for the reef systems of West Hawaii.</p>
<p>By now, we hope the rules package has been forwarded to Gov. Neil Abercrombie &mdash; and we urge him to expeditiously sign his approval so that these important amendments can go into effect.</p>
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The West Hawaii Regional Fisheries Management Area proposed rules package has been slowly making its way through the state's administrative rule-making process. After more than a decade of meetings, compromises and the final public hearing in December 2012, the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) voted on the amendment package, passing it on June 28. Island representatives who make up the BLNR voted that they want to see more protections for the reef systems of West Hawaii.

By now, we hope the rules package has been forwarded to Gov. Neil Abercrombie — and we urge him to expeditiously sign his approval so that these important amendments can go into effect. Login for more...



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