Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Protected Areas in Hawai'i

Manele Harbor FMA, Lana'i

Established 1984


Location: Manele Harbor is a small boat harbor on the southern coast of Lana'i. Area 1 refers to the shoreline portion of the entrance channel and basin, bounded seaward by a line connecting the seaward tip of the three groins along the shoreline. Area 2 refers to the breakwater portion of the entrance channel. Permitted activities should not be construed as allowing activities within any portion of the harbor which may otherwise be prohibited by laws or rules of the Department of Transportation.


  • To use thrownets of legal mesh in Area 1.
  • To use crab nets and hand nets for shrimp within Areas 1 and 2.
  • Commercial Marine licensees with a Bait License may take bait-fishes.


  • To use any type of net within Areas 1 and 2 except as indicated in permitted activities above.
See also: Administrative Rules


Last update: 6/12/2002