No moi fishing in Hawaii during closed season this summer

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The season for moi, or Pacific threadfin, will be closed from June through August in Hawaii waters.

“Moi is one of Hawaii’s most significant fish species, from a cultural perspective,” said Suzanne Case, chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. “The closed season helps sustain moi populations by protecting them during their critical summer spawning period. We ask for the fishing public’s kokua in complying with the closed season, and protecting our ocean resources.”

During the open season, from September through May, the minimum size for moi is 11 inches and the bag limit for possession and/or sale is 15. However, a commercial marine dealer may possess and sell more than 15 moi during the open season with receipts issued for the purchase.

Copies of Hawaii’s fishing regulations are available at DLNR’s Aquatic Resources offices, most fishing supply stores, and online here.

To report fishing violations, call 643-DLNR (3567).

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