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Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District

This picture of the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District was taken while standing on the east Waikiki waterfront promenade between the Waikiki Aquarium and the Waikiki Memorial Natatorium.

Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District
Copyright © Kathleen Walling Fry



In the above picture you can see the lawn and one of the buildings of the . Waikiki Aquarium on the right side of the photo and off in the distance you can see the "Pink Palace of the Pacific", the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

The Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District is 76 acres in size and it was established in 1988. It is located on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki and It includes the submerged lands and overlying waters offshore of Kapiolani Beach Park beginning at the highwater mark on the shoreline to a distance seaward of 500 yards (457.2 meters), or to the seaward edge of the fringing reef, if one occurs beyond 500 yards. It is bounded on the west side by the western-most edge of the Kapahulu Groin and on the east side by the western-most edge of the . Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium wall.

Activities Prohibited in the Waikiki Protected Area

State law prohibits the following activities inside the boundaries of the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District:


    -Fishing for, catching, taking, injuring, killing, possessing, or removing any finfish, crustacean, mollusk, seashell, opihi (limpet aka saltwater snails), live coral, algae, limu (seaweed), or any other marine life, or marine life eggs.


    -Taking, altering, defacing, destroying, possessing, or removing any sand, coral, rock, or any other geological feature, or specimen.


    -Having or possessing any fishing gear or device including, but not limited to, any hook-and-line, rod, reel, spear, trap, net, crowbar, or other device, or noxious chemical that may be used for the taking, injuring, or killing marine life, or altering a geological feature or specimen. The possession of such items shall be considered prima facie evidence in violation of this rule.


    -Introducing any food, substance, or chemical into the water, to feed or attract marine life.
See also:
- Other Oahu Marine Life Conservation Districts
- Marine Life Conservation Districts on Other Islands
- Snorkeling on Oahu
- Scuba Diving on Oahu



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