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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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Hawaii Aquarium Collector Charged with “Terroristic Threatening”

I confirmed late last night East Coast time that Jay Lovell was charged earlier this week with “terroristic threatening” in a case involving an underwater confrontation between Lovell, an aquarium fish collector, and activist Rene Umberger. The confrontation occurred in May … Continue reading

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New $60K+ Anti-Aquarium Fishery Campaign in Hawaii Distances Itself from Other Fisheries

In a 20 June West Hawaii Today article detailing plans for a grant recently given to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) from from the Snorkel Bob Foundation, Humane Society International Executive Director Teresa Telecky attempted to distance HSUS’s anti-aquarium fishery campaign from other fisheries … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Several Years of Reporting on Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery

I first went to Hawaii on assignment for CORAL Magazine in 2010, and for the better part of four years I have covered that state’s aquarium fishery. I expected to find a fishery full of complicated regulations and even more … Continue reading

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