Man Cited For Harvesting Over 300 Undersized ‘Opihi

July 31, 2021, 10:00 AM HST
* Updated July 31, 9:18 AM
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A 27-year-old man was cited for harvesting more than 300 undersized ‘opihi from the shoreline at Onekahakaha Beach Park.

At 11:20 a.m. on Friday, July 30, DLNR Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) officers saw Kyle Kaloi harvesting ‘opihi at the shoreline. DOCARE officers contacted Kaloi as he was exiting the shoreline with a red mesh bag filled with the small Hawaiian shellfish.

“The officers were able to immediately recognize that the bag contained numerous undersized ‘opihi,” officials stated.

Kaloi had approximately 700 ‘opihi in his possession with nearly half of them being undersized. All 345 undersized ‘opihi were returned to the sea after being inventoried and measured.

Anyone who sees possible illegal activity or resource violations is asked to report it immediately by calling the 24-hour DOCARE Hotline at 643-DLNR (3567) or via the free DLNRTip App.

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