Category Archives: Legislation

Shellfish Exemption Bill Advances in US House of Representatives

A bill that would exempt sea cucumbers, sea urchins and certain mollusks from export and import licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives today. H.R.4245 was introduced by Representative Chellie Pingree of … 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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Maine Marine Resource Committee Kills Scallop Fishery Bill

A bill introduced into the Maine Legislature that would have changed the way the State’s scallop fishery is managed was unanimously voted down in committee today. The standing room only crowd at today’s public hearing expressed strong opposition to LD … Continue reading

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Maine Legislators Make Attempt to Regulate Scallop Fishery

The Maine Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources will hear a bill Wednesday that would put additional regulations on Maine’s scallop fishery at a time when the fishery is growing in both volume and value. The Bill, “An Act To … 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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