How Legislation Squares with the Data in Hawaii Fishery

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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 legislative efforts unsubstantiated by the best available science, aquarists should worry about the health of the global aquarium trade. All stakeholders in Hawaii’s reefs should be concerned when an emotionally-driven political agenda of a few hijacks a far larger and more important discussion about fishery sustainability and the overall health of coral reefs in the face of an honest analysis of the threats.

About Ret Talbot

Ret Talbot is a freelance writer who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. His work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Mongabay, Discover Magazine, Ocean Geographic and Coral Magazine. He lives on the coast of Maine with his wife, scientific illustrator Karen Talbot.
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