Study of Hilo Bay breakwater expected to begin in early 2020

  • MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY/Tribune-Herald Hilo resident Toby Manaba-Green fishes off the edge of the breakwater.

  • MICHAEL BRESTOVANSKY/Tribune-Herald The Norwegian Cruise Lines’ ship Pride of America docks at Hilo Harbor, sheltered by the breakwater.

A state and federal study to determine whether the Hilo Bay breakwater should be modified likely will begin early next year.