URGENT: Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishermen Ask For Your Support

23 Jun, 2021

Yellow Tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) graze on a reef in Hawaii; they are one of just eight species that fishermen are requesting be permitted for aquarium harvest in the West Hawaii marine aquarium fishery. Image credit: Erin Donaldson/Shutterstock
Yellow Tangs (Zebrasoma flavescens) graze on a reef in Hawaii; they are one of just eight species that fishermen are requesting be permitted for aquarium harvest in the West Hawaii marine aquarium fishery. Image credit: Erin Donaldson/Shutterstock

via Hawaii Tropical Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Please support the proven sustainable Hawaii Aquarium fishery. Just a few paragraphs are needed.

  • Name
  • In support of the Aquarium Fishery FEIS passage
  • Email and phone number

Include: reasons why you support the fishery, sustainable, educational, science and ecological understanding of marine fish benefits, how the fishery shut down has hurt your business and family, etc.

Need more info for your testimony? See website with all links: https://hawaiitropicalsaltwateraquariumfish.com/

Then, email your testimony to blnr.testimony@hawaii.gov by 9:00 AM Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time on Wednesday, June 24, 2021 to ensure it is reviewed and included.

BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES MEETING
DATE: June 25, 2021 , 9:00 A.M. Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
LOCATION: Online via ZOOM, Livestream via YouTube

Meeting materials are available for public review in advance of the meeting at:
https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/meetings/blnr-meetings-2021/

Considering the evolving COVID-19 situation, protecting the health and welfare of the community is of utmost concern. As such, the meeting will be held remotely, with board members, staff and applicants participating via an online meeting venue.

The meeting will be livestreamed at:
http://youtube.com/c/boardoflandandnaturalresourcesdlnr

TESTIMONY:
Interested persons can submit written testimony in advance of each meeting that will be distributed to Board Members prior to the meeting. Written testimony must be submitted no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting to ensure time for Board Members to review it. Late written testimony will be retained as part of the record, but we cannot assure Board Members will receive it with sufficient time for review prior to decision-making. Submit written testimony to blnr.testimony@hawaii.gov.

To provide live oral/video testimony during the online meeting, email your request to blnr.testimony@hawaii.gov at least 24 hours in advance, with your name, phone number, email address, computer identification name (check your device settings), and the agenda item on which you would like to testify.

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2 Comments

  1. June 23, 2021

    Hawaii’s fishing supports many families. It also gives other people the opportunity to obtain the wonderful fish and coral from their country. I hope fishing will resume soon and we can all continue as usual getting the beauties of Hawaii.

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