Monthly Archives: February 2015

House Committee Delays Decision of Two Hawaii Aquarium Fishery Related Bills

The House Committee on the Judiciary considered two aquarium fishery related bills yesterday but deferred decision making until Tuesday. The two bills considered are House Bill 483 (HB 483), which authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area … Continue reading

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How Legislation Squares with the Data in Hawaii Fishery

Be on the lookout in the next print issue of CORAL Magazine for my discussion regarding the ongoing debate over Hawaii’s aquarium fishery and how current legislation squares with the data. If the Hawaii aquarium fishery is shut down by … Continue reading

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Public Hearing Scheduled on Two Hawaii Aquarium Fishery Bills

Hearings for two Hawaii aquarium fishery-related bills are scheduled for Friday, February 26th, in the House Committee on the Judiciary. The two bills are House Bill 483 (HB 483), which authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management … Continue reading

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Two Hawaii County Council Bills Set for Debate on Tuesday

This piece is reblogged from my entry at Coral Magazine, where I have been reporting on the Hawaii aquarium fishery since 2010. On Tuesday 17 February, the Hawaii County Council’s Committee on Agriculture, Water and Energy Sustainability will consider two … Continue reading

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Three Bills Pass & Two Deferred in Hawaii Aquarium Fishery

BREAKING NEWS: Today the five Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related House bills were voted on in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs. The results are as follows: HB 483 – PASSED HB511 – PASSED with AMENDMENTS HB 606 … Continue reading

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Decisions on Hawaii Aquarium Fishery Bills Delayed

This Piece is being re-blogged from Coral Magazine, where it was published first. Five Hawaii aquarium-fishery related bills were heard in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs yesterday, but decisions on all bills were deferred to today. … Continue reading

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The Data behind Defining “Cruel Treatment” & “Substantial Injury” in Aquarium Fisheries

Five aquarium fishery-related bills will be heard Wednesday by the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs, including HB 883. While the two so-called “ban bills” on Wednesday’s agenda (HB 606 and HB 873) are fairly easy to understand–they would both … Continue reading

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