A school of manini at Kaupulehu Marine Reserve swim in West Hawaii. (Courtesy photo/Christine Shepard)
Kaupulehu Marine Reserve shoreline in West Hawaii. (Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy)
A school of opelu at Kaupulehu Marine Reserve in West Hawaii. (Courtesy photo/The Nature Conservancy)
KAILUA-KONA Two years into a 10-year rest period at the Kaupulehu Marine Reserve on the North Kona coast of Hawaii Island, fish populations are starting to bounce back, according to a release issued by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) Wednesday.