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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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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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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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O’ahu Aquarium Fishery Rules Package Approved

On Friday the O’ahu aquarium fishery rules package was approved unanimously by the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) during its regular fourth Friday meeting in Honolulu. The rules package, which was introduced at the request of the aquarium fishers in … Continue reading

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