DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
LAURA H. THIELEN, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Ocean Etiquette Urged As Waikiki-Diamond Head
HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding recreational users of the shoreline and nearshore waters between the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium and the Diamond Head Lighthouse to be considerate of other users.
“The shoreline and nearshore waters between the Natatorium and the Diamond Head Lighthouse are very popular with residents and visitors,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairperson.
“Swimmers, surfers, divers, paddlers and boaters and beachgoers need to be aware that other people will be fishing in the area in 2008. These waters have been managed for public fishing since 1978, and fishermen have a right to enjoy their activity,” Thielen said.
“Likewise, fishers are reminded that non-fishers will frequent and use the area, too. We urge them to use caution while fishing, to keep swimmers, surfers and others safe also,” she said.
The fishery management area extends from the high-water mark on shore to a minimum seaward distance of 500 yards, or to the edge of the fringing reef if one occurs beyond 500 yards.
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