Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Protected Areas in Hawai'i

Kaunakakai Harbor FMA, Moloka'i

Established 1990


Location: Kaunakakai Harbor is located on the southern coast of the island of Moloka'i. As shown in the map, portions of the harbor designed "Area lA" and "Area lB" are separated by a line extending from the Channel Range Lights, and portions of the small craft harbor are designated "Area 2".


  • Within Area lA, fishing with thrownet or pole and line; taking baitfish in season, with a bait license; and fishing with nets
  • with a permit from the Board of Land and Natural Resources,
  • with clearance from the Department of Transportation, and
  • except at night when nets may not be set, nor remain in the water unless to complete unloading fish.
  • Within Area lB, fishing with thrownet or pole and line.
  • Within Area 2, fishing with pole and line; using hand nets no longer than 3 feet in any dimension to take shrimp or land fish already hooked.


  • Within Area 1 A, using nets except as described above; obstructing passage of vessels.
  • Within Area lB, using any type of net except thrownet
  • Within Area 2, using any type of net, except hand nets as described above.
See also: Administrative Rules


Last update: 6/12/2002