Bill would protect sharks around Hawaii waters

  • A female tiger shark approaches an underwater photographer at Honokohau Harbor. (Bo Pardau/Community Contributor)

  • A white tip reef shark moves into its resting place in Kailua Bay. (Bo Pardau/Community Contributor)

KAILUA-KONA — A bill that would protect sharks and expand protections to all rays within state waters is cruising through the state Legislature.