Puako Bay and Puako Reef - Fisheries Management Area (FMA)

Goals: Resource Allocation/Fishing.

Conservation Objectives: Sustain aquatic resources for fishing, reduce habitat damage from fishing and manage over-fishing where it occurs.

Human Use Management & Objectives: Resolve fishing conflicts, allocate resources by gear type/group, recreation /subsistence fishing allowed,some non-consumtive recreation allowed, and regulate commercial uses.

Managing Agency: Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)

Office or Bureau: Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)

Level of Government: State.

Location: Puako Bay and Puako Reef include that portion of the reef from the shoreline at the westernmost edge of the boat ramp, along a line drawn parallel with the ramp seaward to the edge of the fringing reef, then southwestward a minimum seaward distance of 250 yards or to the edge of the fringing reef if one occurs beyond 250 yards, to a line due west of the small cove at the southern end of Puako Beach Road.

Co-ordinates:
NorthEast Shoreline: 19° 58’26.76” N, 155° 49’54.12” W
South East Shoreline: 19° 57’32.40” N, 155° 51’29.7” W

Permitted:
*To possess aboard any boat or watercraft any legal fishing gear and any fish or other aquatic life taken outside the area.
*With a permit to engage in activities otherwise prohibited by law for scientific, propagation or other purposes.

Prohibited:
*To possess or use an type of net except thrownet.
*To engage or attempt to engage in fish feeding.