HONOLULU (AP) — A survey is planned of at least 500 people to see if they think fishing should be regulated or stopped altogether at a popular Honolulu beach.
KITV-TV says students and teachers at Chaminade University are surveying users of Kaimana Beach. The Waikiki Swim Club also is helping with the survey.
Right now, fishing is restricted to even numbered years at the Oahu beach.
Fisherman Cory Nakamura says he's been fishing in the blue water at the beach since childhood, and he's not ready to let that end. But some users say the ocean front at Kaimana becomes dangerous in the open fishing season with fishermen and swimmers navigating around each other.
Researchers plan to provide their findings to the Department of Land and Natural Resources.