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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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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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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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