NWHIR & Other Regulated Fishing Areas

NorthwestHawaiian Island Marine Refuge (NWHIR)
Location :

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Refuge includes the waters extending three miles seaward of any coastline from Nihoa Island to Kure Atoll, excluding Midway Atoll.

Prohibited :

Entry into the refuge is prohibited without a permit. Fishing or taking of marine life within the refuge is prohibited. Native Hawaiian traditional and customary practices are allowed with a permit.


Paiko Lagoon

Information provided by:
State of Hawaii
Department of Land and Natural Resources
Division of Aquatic Resources

Illustrations provided by:
Division of Aquatic Resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Waikiki Aquarium (Les Hata)