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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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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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Ruling in Favor of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Relating to State’s Aquarium Fishery

Last week I wrote about an EarthJustice lawsuit in Hawaii seeking to compel the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to carry out environmental reviews under the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) before issuing any new aquarium collection permits or renewing … Continue reading

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Spotlight to Return to Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery

Expect the Hawaii marine aquarium fishery to be back in the news tomorrow, following a hearing today regarding the lawsuit filed against the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Back in October, EarthJustice assisted individual citizens and advocacy groups to … Continue reading

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