187A-1 Definitions
187A-1.5 State marine waters
187A-1.6 Applicability of statutes and rules
187A-2 Powers and duties of department
187A-3.5 Aquaculturist license and license to sell prohibited aquatic life
187A-4 Administrator
187A-5 Rules
187A-5.5 Consistency of state and federal fisheries regulations
187A-6 Special activity permits
187A-6.5 Release and confiscation of harmful aquatic life
187A-7 Expenditures
187A-8 Cooperation with other governmental authorities
187A-9 Federal aid in sport fish restoration
187A-9.5 Sport fish special fund
187A-10 Agents to sell licenses
187A-12 University of Hawaii may use land, etc.
187A-12.4 Misrepresentation or false statement in receipts and reports
187A-12.5 General administrative penalties
187A-13 General penalty; community service
187A-14 Informer’s fee
187A-15 Rights of inspection of catch

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 187A > Part I

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Aquaculture: means the propagation, cultivation, or farming of aquatic plants and animals in controlled or selected environments for research purposes, commercial purposes, or stocking purposes. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Aquatic life: means any type or species of mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk, crustacean, arthropod, invertebrate, coral, or other animal that inhabits the freshwater or marine environment and includes any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or freshwater or marine plants, including seeds, roots, products, and other parts thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Board: means the board of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the State issued pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-151
  • Commercial marine license: means a license issued to take marine life within or outside the State for commercial purpose. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Commercial marine licensee: means a person who has been issued a commercial marine license pursuant to section 189-2. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Commercial purpose: means the taking of marine life for profit or gain or as a means of livelihood where the marine life is taken in or outside of the State, or where the marine life is sold, offered for sale, landed, or transported for sale anywhere in the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-22
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-151
  • Department: means the department of land and natural resources. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Department: means the department of budget and finance. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Energy project: means any facilities for each single project or multiproject program of a project party, including a publicly owned energy cooperative, which is certified by the public utilities commission as being for the local furnishing of electric energy or gas; provided that any new generating unit for the production or generation of electric energy from fossil fuels shall not be considered an energy project for purposes of this part unless specifically authorized in any act providing for the authorization of the issuance of bonds pursuant to this part. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Harvest: means the taking and retaining of marine life by any means whatsoever. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Local furnishing of electric energy or gas: means providing property or land that is or will be:

         (1)  Depreciable property or land;

         (2)  Used to produce, collect, generate, transmit, store, distribute, or convey electric energy or gas, including without limitation, air or water pollution control facilities;

         (3)  Used in the trade or business of furnishing electric energy or gas; and

         (4)  Part of a system providing service to the general public of not more than two contiguous counties in the State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191

  • Marine life: means any type or species of saltwater fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, coral, or other marine animals, including any part, product, egg, or offspring thereof; or seaweeds or other marine plants, including any part, product, seed, or root thereof. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 1-20
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Project: means any combination of land, buildings, and other improvements thereon, including without limitation parking facilities, for use of, or for, or to assist an industrial enterprise, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, machinery, equipment, furnishings, and apparatus which shall be deemed necessary, suitable, or useful to such enterprise. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-151
  • Project: means any energy project or telecommunications project. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with a project party to finance, construct, operate, or maintain a project from the proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds, or to lend the proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds to assist an industrial enterprise, including without limitation any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-151
  • Project agreement: means any agreement entered into under this part by the department with the project party for the financing from the proceeds of special purpose revenue bonds of a telecommunications project or an energy project, including without limitation any loan agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Project party: means a person, firm, or corporation qualified to do business in this State and conducting or proposing to conduct an industrial enterprise in this State. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-151
  • Project party: means an electric or gas utility, including a publicly owned energy cooperative, serving the general public and that is regulated by the public utilities commission under chapter 269, or a telecommunications carrier or telecommunications common carrier, whether or not subject to regulation by the public utilities commission under chapter 269. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Qualified aquaculturist: means a person, or association of persons, actively engaged in aquaculture farming, aquaculture produce processing, or aquaculture product development activities. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shark: means any member of the class Chondrichthyes, including but not limited to:  inshore species of galapagos shark (Carcharhinus galapagensis), reef blacktip shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus), gray reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), big-nosed shark (Carcharhinus altimus), tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier), blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), smooth hammerhead shark (Sphyrna zygaena), reef whitetip shark (Triaenodon obesus), scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini), sandbar shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus), offshore species of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias), shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus), silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis), blue shark (Prionace glauca), whale shark (Rhincodon typus), thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus), oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus), cookie cutter shark (Isistius brasiliensis), and megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Telecommunications service: has the meaning defined by section 269-1. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 39A-191
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • to fish: means catching, taking, or harvesting, or attempting to catch, take, or harvest, aquatic life. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 187A-1
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC