Category Archives: Hawaii

Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related Bill Update

With just a few days left to introduce new bills for consideration in the 2015 Hawaii Legislature, those on both sides of the aquarium fishery debate are getting a sense of what this legislative session will look like. There are … Continue reading

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HB 883 Defines “Cruel Treatment” of Fishes Harvested in Hawaii Aquarium Fishery

It is four days into the 2015 legislative session in Hawaii, and there are a total of six aquarium fishery-related bills that have either been introduced or are pending introduction in either the House of Representatives or the Senate. The … Continue reading

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House Bill 873 Would Prohibit the Sale of Aquatic Life for Aquarium Purposes

With the fourth day of the 2015 legislative session in Hawaii drawing to a close, there are two new aquarium fishery-related bills pending introduction in the House. The first is HB 873, which would prohibit the sale of aquatic life … Continue reading

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Hawaii Animal Transport Bill Could Cripple Aquarium Trade

In addition to the three aquarium fishery-specific bills introduced or pending introduction in the Hawaii legislature (HB 511, HB 606 and SB 322), Senate Bill 670 could significantly affect the aquarium trade in Hawaii according to trade experts. SB 670 would amend … Continue reading

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New Bill Proposes 10-Year Moratorium on Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

The third aquarium bill is, along with HB 511, pending introduction in the Hawaii Legislature, bringing the total number of aquarium-related bills in play for 2015 to three. House Bill 606 would establishes a 10-year moratorium on the taking of … Continue reading

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New Hawaii Aquarium Bill Prohibits Harassment of Fishers in a Marine Environment

House Bill 511 will likely be the second aquarium fish bill introduced to the State of Hawaii’s 28th Legislature. The Bill, which will be introduced by Representatives Cindy Evans, Nicole Lowen, Mark Nakashima, Richard Onishi and Joy San Buenaventura, would prohibit the … Continue reading

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First 2015 Hawaii Aquarium Bill Introduced

Senate Bill 322 is the first aquarium fish bill to be introduced to the State of Hawaii’s 28th Legislature. The bill seeks to criminalize the sale of aquatic life for aquarium use and establishes penalties for first and subsequent violations. … Continue reading

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