Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Protected Areas in Hawai'i

Coconut Island 
Hawai'i Marine Laboratory Refuge


Location: The Hawai'i Marine Laboratory Refuge consists of the reefs and bay waters surrounding Coconut (Moku-o-loe) Island located in Kaneohe Bay, from the highwater mark on the island seaward to twenty-five feet beyond the outer edges of the reefs.


Unlawful to take any aquatic life from within the boundaries of the refuge.


This restriction does not apply to any officer, faculty member, employee or student of the University of Hawai'i, or licensee of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawai'i while employed in catching or taking of aquatic life for scientific purposes. All authorized taking of aquatic life must follow minimum size and closed seasons for certain species, gear restrictions etc.


See also: Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology

Last update: 6/12/2002