World Oceans Day weekend events planned in nation’s capital and worldwide celebrating the wonder and warning of our ocean and waterways at risk
“This is legal; catching them alive for an aquarium is not. No permit needed to kill them.” Marine recreational fishermen in Hawai’i who hold special aquarium fishing permits saw those licenses revoked this week.
Dr. Bruce Carlson reflects on the shifting tactics of those opposed to Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery and the actual, true nature of fishing in Hawaii, as demonstrated by the numbers.
In an effort to lift the current fishing ban, Hawaii’s marine aquarium fishermen and PIJAC have submitted draft environmental assessments, developed with input and data from the state, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and independent scientists.
The Humane Society of the United States cries foul, publishing viewpoints from Earthjustice, Conservation Council for Hawai‘i, Center for Biological Diversity and For The Fishes, in response to the release of Draft Environmental Assessments by Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources.