LIHUE — Local divers are hosting a public meeting to discuss the preservation of Kauai’s popular dive sites at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lihue Public Library.
Koloa Landing is the main subject of conversation. The goal is to discuss how to protect, preserve and sustain the marine ecosystems at the island’s dive sites, said Scott Bacon with Malama Na‘Apapa.
At Koloa Landing, Bacon said there once was an abundance of harlequin shrimp, eels and angelfish, and yellow tang. Now, divers say they rarely see those animals in the area.
Divers are also seeing a decline of frog fish at Koloa Landing.
“Due to the recent removal of frog fish from Koloa Landing, this has once again piqued a concern for the preservation and sustainability of marine life at Koloa Landing,” Bacon said.