Schatz: Hawai‘i To Receive More Than $10 Million To Support Sustainable Hunting, Fishing For Local Families, Restore Fish, Wildlife Populations
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i will receive $10,737,672 in funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support sustainable fishing and hunting and improve restoration, conservation, and management of fish and wildlife populations.
“Fishing, hunting, and enjoying the outdoors are part of Hawai‘i’s history and our way of life. This new investment will help us make sure that residents and visitors alike can continue these traditions in a sustainable way for future generations,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The new federal funding from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program will support educational programs, fish and wildlife management initiatives, scientific research, habitat restoration and protection, land and water rights acquisition, and hunting and boating access. These are designed to create successful partnerships between federal and state agencies, hunters, anglers, and other stakeholders in order to improve recreational opportunities while enhancing sustainable resource goals. The WSFR program was reauthorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed by Congress and signed into law last November.