Category Archives: Hawaii

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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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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Public Hearing Scheduled for Five Aquarium Fishery Related Bills

This piece is being reblogged from a piece I published in CORAL Magazine earlier today (they have pictures!). Five of the Hawaii aquarium-fishery related bills were scheduled yesterday for public hearing before the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs. … Continue reading

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A Bill to Authorize Inspection of Commercial Catch in West Hawaii

HB 483 authorizes administrative inspections within the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area (WHRFMA). While the Bill is not specific to the aquarium fishery, it would affect the aquarium fishery, as it relates to fishers in the largest aquarium fishery in … Continue reading

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The Data behind Hawaii’s Anti-aquarium Fishery Legislation

In case you missed it over the weekend, my article regarding the data behind Hawaii’s aquarium fishery published online at Reef to Rainforest, and an amended version will appear in print in the next CORAL Magazine. For those readers unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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