Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Protected Areas in Hawai'i

Kawaihae Harbor FMA,

Established 1989


Location: Kawaihae Harbor is located at Kawaihae, South Kohala, on the northwest coast of the island of Hawaii. Restrictions apply to the south small boat basin as indicated in the map at right.


  • 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 or nehu for bait purposes, or to land fish already hooked.


  • To snag or attempt to snag any fish.
  • To use any type of net, except handnets as indicated in permitted activities above.
See also: Administrative Rules



Last update: 6/12/2002