New Rules Prohibiting Scuba Spearfishing Off West Hawaii Signed By Governor

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercormbie has signed new rules that officially prohibit spearfishing whilst Scuba Diving.

The state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a draft of the rules this past June by a 4-2 vote.

Abercrombie’s signature caps 10 years of discussions, hearings and surveys. One such survey conducted in 2012 found that nearly 90 percent of the residents living in the area supported the scuba ban.