Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Protected Areas in Hawai'i

Keauhou Bay FMA, Hawai'i

Established 1992


Location: Keauhou Bay is located in North Kona on the west coast of Hawai'i. Restrictions apply to the portion of the bay bounded by a straight line from "Doc Hill" to Kinimaka Point, as shown in the map above.


  • To take any legal size fish in season with not more than two lines, or two poles or rods and lines.
  • To use hand nets not exceeding three feet in any dimension to take shrimp for bait purposes only, or to land fish already hooked.
  • To use thrownets in the zone bounded by a straight line from Doc Hill" to the north end stairs in the wall fronting the volleyball court, as shown in the map above.


  • To snag or attempt to snag any fish.
  • To use nets, except as indicated in permitted activities above.
  • To herd or chase any fish out of the area by swimming, diving or using a boat.


See also: Administrative Rules



Last update: 6/12/2002