The Waikiki Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area on Oahu will be closed to fishing during 2023.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources in a news release announced the closure, which will take place from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2023. The closure is meant to give fish a break from fishing pressure.
The management area encompasses the nearshore waters between the Ewa wall of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and the Diamond Head Lighthouse, from the high-water mark on shore to a minimum seaward distance of 500 yards, or to the edge of the fringing reef if it’s beyond 500 yards.
The SFMA is closed to fishing in odd-numbered years.
No fishing is allowed in the adjacent Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District, which encompasses the area from the Ewa wall of the Natatorium to the Kapahulu groin.
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