- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A marine reserve at Kaupulehu Bay is near reality, prompting protest over a 10-year moratorium on fishing that is tied to the plan.

West Hawaii Today reports (https://bit.ly/25FFVQi) there were about 40 people along Queen Kaahumanu Highway on Saturday holding signs, one of which read, “This is our ice box, not a playground for the rich.”

Supporters say the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Queen Kaahumanu Highway opened access and led to the exploitation of reef in the area.

Land and natural resources officials recently approved establishing the marine reserve, and the governor needs to sign off.

A subsistence plan for 3.6 miles of the coastline will be drafted during the fishing moratorium.

Protesters argued the closure would violate their traditional subsistence rights.


Information from: West Hawaii Today, https://www.westhawaiitoday.com

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