The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing the Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area on Oahu to fishing for 2015.
This area is closed to fishing on alternate years to help restore fish populations.
The Fisheries Management Area (FMA) 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 one occurs beyond 500 yards.
During the year, it is prohibited to fish for, take or injure any marine life (including eggs) or to possess in the water any fishing gear.
Fishing is also not allowed at any time in the adjoining Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District (MLCD) between the ewa edge of the Natatorium and the ewa edge of the Kapahulu groin (seawall).
Anyone who violates the provisions of this rule may be guilty of a petty misdemeanor, and /or subject to an administrative fine.