Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement - DOCARE

The Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) is within the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).  DOCARE is responsible for law enforcement within the state harbor system and is responsible for compliance with state boating laws. 

According to an article in the Honolulu-Advertiser, they are responsible for "2 million acres of conservation land, 410,000 acres of coral reef, 3 million acres of ocean waters under state jurisdiction and other resources".  See May 3, 2004 - Land stewards losing ground

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05/03/04 - Honolulu Advertiser Land stewards losing ground



DLNR Office of the Chairperson
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
Phone 808-587-0405
FAX 808-587-0390
Chairperson - Peter T. Young         Email:  PeterYoung@hawaii.gov 
Deputy Director
- Dan Davidson

Administrator: Gary Moniz
1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 311
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
During all hours (day/night): (808) 587-0077
From the neighbor islands call toll free, dial the operator and ask for ENTERPRISE 5469


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  • How many hours per day does DOCARE patrol the harbors?
  • Why can't I contact DOCARE at night?
  • Why aren't existing rules enforced?

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2004 DLNR Report to Hawai'i State Legislature

Reports from State Auditor

2001 - Report 01-09
    Audit of the Management of State Boating Facilities by the Department of Land and Natural Resources

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DLNR - Department of Land & Natural Resources Homepage

DOBOR - Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation Homepage

DOBOR Administrative Rules for Small Boat Harbors - the master rule book for running the harbors.  With a staggering 189 pages, it has no plot nor character development, but it has the answers.  Not recommended reading in one sitting.

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