Category Archives: Hawaii

As Disease Ravages Coral Reefs, Scientists Scramble for Solutions (Excerpt from Yale E360)

The following is an excerpt of my article on climate disease fromYale Environment 360. Click “CONTINUE” at the end of the excerpts to read the full article at https://e360.yale.edu. In September 2014, William Precht received an alarming phone call. “I’m … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Bill to Establish Endangered Marine Species Task Force Advances

Tomorrow the House Committee on Finance (FIN) will hear HB 2025 HD1, a measure that would establish a marine species task force to identify ten vital marine species vulnerable to extinction if take levels of those species increase. For a … Continue reading

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Hearing of Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related Bill Scheduled

The first aquarium-related bill of the 2016 legislative session in Hawaii will be heard Wednesday in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH). “HB 2025 – Relating to Marine Species” would establish a marine species task … Continue reading

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Ten* Aquarium-Related Bills in Hawaii Legislature This Year

The Hawaii Legislature is in session, and there are ten* aquarium fishery- and trade-related bills before legislators. Only two of the bills are new, as the rest are ones automatically carried over from last year. Hawaii’s Legislature operates on a two-year term that begins in … Continue reading

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Emotion over Data – Condemning Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery

Today Honolulu Magazine published an article that characterizes aquarium fisheries as “horrifying.” No doubt, that assessment will sit well with a majority of the Magazine’s readers, as they peruse the glossy pages replete with information about extravagant dining opportunities, lavish entertainment venues and … Continue reading

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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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