Amend rules to make beach commercial free

For the first time, after 20 years, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources is amending its commercial boating rules in state waters. According to the state, “it’s time to update our rules.”

So, ask the state to bring more parity to all ocean users, commercial as well as recreational and cultural, and amend its rules to include the designation of Hanakao’o Beach, also known as Canoe Beach, as a commercial-free zone. Kahekili Beach Park is a commercial-free zone.

Free Canoe Beach.

Attend the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation public hearing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria in Kahului.

Free Canoe Beach.

Patty Nishiyama

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