Environmental Law Program

Marine Law Fellow John Foster

photoJohn Foster, Class of ’15, served as the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) Marine Law Fellow during the summer. DAR is a division with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources. John worked with Legal Fellow David Sakoda ’10 and other DAR staff on management, planning, and scoping for regulation of Hawaii’s marine resources. He became intimately familiar with the Department’s rule making procedures under HRS Chap. 91. He did research and drafted memos on Community Based Subsistence Fishing Areas (CBSFAs), civil penalties for natural resource violations, and the State’s Makai Watch program. Makai Watch seeks to protect coastal and marine resources by establishing partnerships with community groups to monitor resources and report violations.