State proposes to change rules for commercial use of oceans
By Allison Schaefers
Oct. 21, 2013
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Changes to the rules that govern commercial activities in the state's navigable waters and at its boat harbors and facilities have been proposed by the boating division of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. Louis Ferreira, a surfing instructor for Hawaiian Oceans, says the proposals should be judged on how they affect public safety.
CRAIG KOJIMA Proposed administrative rule changes would affect such commercial beach activities as canoe rides and surf instruction. A series of public hearings began last week, and discussion is already heated.