Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-23 02:15:00 –
The Land and Natural Resources Commission has fined Kailua Akayak Company $ 25,000 for at least five cases of unauthorized commercial activity off Kailua.
The Boat and Marine Recreation Department has recommended an executive fine for the highest first offense totaling $ 25,000. The board approved the fine.
Twogood Kayaks was fined $ 5,000 for each breach that occurred in May, June, July and August this year.
According to the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Twogood Kayaks violated Hawaii’s administrative rules by having guides help customers launch kayaks into the ocean.
The company’s owner, Robert Toogood, pleaded guilty to his company.
Twogood Kayaks is prohibited from obtaining new commercial permits for at least two years.
Commercial activities at Kailua Beach Park are also banned, according to DLNR, where Twogood Kayaks can be seen kayaking, meeting customers, guiding them to the beach, providing guidance and launching them underwater.
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