Marine reserves (no-take) areas in Hawai'i as of 2012

There are currently just 8 small no-take marine reserve areas in the main Hawaiian Islands, with only 5 miles of shoreline in all.

These marine reserves are less than half of 1% of the shoreline area, so small that they cannot replenish our fish supplies by themselves.

By setting aside only 1/5 of the shoreline as reserve, fishing could be improved substantially overall. And 80% of the coastline would be open for fishing, which would gradually improve.

 

 

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