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DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: DLNR deploys new resource conservation enforcement vessels

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Latest Department News

In 1960, Hawai‘i’s game and fish wardens put the state’s first conservation law enforcement boat into the water. The Malama Kai, extended resource protection and enforcement from the land to the ocean.  Now more than 50 years later the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) has deployed the Malama Kai II, and another high-tech vessel, (deployed on Hawai‘i Island) built specifically for Hawai‘i’s unique and challenging ocean conditions.


Blessing of the Malama Kai II and media availability


Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

10:00 a.m.


Keehi Lagoon Small Boat Harbor-South Boat Ramp


  • Suzanne Case, Chair, Dept. of Land & Natural Resources
  • Guy Chang, O‘ahu Branch Chief, DLNR Division of Conservation & Resources Enforcement
  • Christian Bradley, Marketing Coordinator, Navatek Boat Builders, LLC


HD video of the Malama Kai II


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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources

Office of the Chairperson

1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 131

Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 587-0407

[email protected]


I am frequently away from the office and out in the field.  Media inquiries should always be directed to me and Communications Specialist Deborah Ward at 587-0320 or [email protected].  Non-media inquiries in my absence can be directed to Communications Assistant Joshua Mapanao at 587-0418 or [email protected]