Fishermen may talk to Aila on Friday

Maui fishermen are invited to “talk story” with the chairman of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, William J. Aila Jr., 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului.

“It is our hope that we can work with the fishing community to come up with positive solutions to fishing issues in Hawaii,” he said.

The gathering is an opportunity for fishermen to share their fishery-related concerns and to have their questions answered directly by Aila, the DLNR news release said.

It will be an informal meeting, “aimed at allowing open and honest conversations about fishing issues,” the news release said, adding that similar meetings have been held on Oahu.

For more information about the fishing talk-story session, contact the DLNR division of aquatic resources Maui office at 243 5294.