The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) cited 34-year-old Travis K. Fonoimoana on Feb. 2 on the shoreline in Punaluu.
He was found possessing and using four laynets longer than 125 feet in length and with less than 2 ¾ inches stretched mesh, as well as for taking several 'o'io under 14 inches and several moi under 11 inches -- which are the minimum legal sizes.
Officials say Fonoimoana violated Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) 13-75-12.4(a)(2)(B) relating to laynets, HAR 13-95-10 for 'O'io, and HAR 13-95-23(a) for Moi.
Fonoimoana pled no contest on Sept. 26 to multiple fishing violations in Kaneohe District Court and was sentenced to 213 hours of community service work, in lieu of a $1,500 fine, plus one year of probation.
The state asked that the fisherman's laynets be destroyed, but the Kaneohe District Court judge returned it to the owner with a warning that he must comply with the terms and conditions of probation.
For more information on fishing regulations, refer to DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources' website.
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