A bottle of pesticide was found next to the Onemea pool at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden one morning in October, where DOCARE officers believe it was used illegally to harvest Tahitian prawns. (Photo courtesy of the DLNR)
Onemea pool, located north of Hilo at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, was decimated last October when DOCARE officials believe someone dumped a bottle of pesticide in the water, an illegal method utilized to mass harvest Tahitian prawns. (Photo courtesy of the DLNR)
KAILUA-KONA — Sometimes the best mode of law enforcement is simply public knowledge of a crime.