Tag Archives: Rene Umberger

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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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Diver Attacked by Aquarium fisherman in Hawaii

When an underwater video surfaced early this week showing an aquarium fisherman rush a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society diver and knock the scuba air regulator from her mouth, it was physical proof that the more-than-decade old battle over Hawaii’s aquarium fishery … 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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