Fisheries managers and scientists reviewed the strengths and limitations of several potential survey designs to estimate recreational catch in hawaii. But if you want to do some freshwater fishing a freshwater game fishing license is required in order to take introduced freshwater game fish.
Dar and other state and territorial agencies are funded by and partner with noaa fisheries through the marine recreational information.
Recreational fishing hawaii. Fish licenses in hawaii the good news is you don t need a license for recreational saltwater fishing in hawaii. Sport fishing opportunities around maui abound on one of the many charter boats on the island. News pacific islands region evaluates improvements to hawaii s marine recreational fishing survey.
If you want to try your luck in the freshwater options on oahu or kauai you will need one for that. It s easy to get and you can do it quickly on island or even online. The hawaii marine recreational fishing survey hmrfs according to data collected through this program and others like it throughout the country hawaii s recreational catch ranks 4th in the nation in pounds landed excluding alaska and texas behind only florida louisiana and north carolina.
Per capita hawaii ranks number one. A cooperative project funded by. Find comprehensive information on hawaii s fishing regulations from hawaii s division of aquatic resources.
In 2006 noaa fisheries conducted the first national survey of marine recreational anglers expenditures on fishing. The slightly bad news. Saltwater fishing is a popular recreational activity in hawaii and across the united states.
Hawaii fishing license information. The hawai i division of aquatic resources dar began working with noaa fisheries in 2001 to collect marine non commercial recreational fishing data through the hawai i marine recreational fishing survey hmrfs. Anglers who fish in the waters of maui aim for wahoo snapper or marlin which can tip the.
If you re looking forward to shoreline or boat fishing in hawai i s ocean waters you may be pleased to know that no license is required for marine recreational fishing. Here is the list of rules and restrictions for regulated freshwater species in hawaii largemouth bass smallmouth bass channel catfish rainbow trout tucunare peacock bass oscar bluegill sunfish o opu and hinana hihiwai.