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Anglers to discuss responsible fishing

By Staff | Mar 24, 2011

The Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area was established at North Beach between Kaanapali and Honokowai to protect species that eat algae and sustain healthy reefs.

KAANAPALI — The community is invited to the Kaanapali Makai Watch’s family-oriented “Saturday Something Series” on March 26.

Saturday’s event will focus on fishing.

This is a great opportunity for local community members and youth to interact with fishers in an informal setting, to learn about what’s going on in the area and responsible fishing practices.

Have a question? Ask an angler. Participants will also be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate from Maui Sporting Goods.

Kaanapali Makai Watch Co-coordinator Luna Kekoa said, “CREEL Fishing Effort Surveyors can share their experience in the area, especially with fishing and the ocean, lessons they have been learning with the CREEL survey, interesting interactions with fishermen, observations about fishing effort and also catch.

“We can have a question and answer period and the chance to demonstrate and learn some skills. “

The group will meet at 9 a.m. at Kahekili Beach Park. Refreshments — Spam musubi or donuts (or both!) — will be provided.

For more information, contact Kekoa at edward.l.kekoa@hawaii.gov or (808) 349-6095.

The public can connect with the Kaanapali Makai Watch program via facebook at www.facebook.com/kaanapalimakaiwatch.