CORAL - Ret Talbot

New Bill Proposes 10-Year Moratorium on Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

HB 606 would establish a ten year moratorium on the taking of aquarium fishes. As such, if the Bill passes, the Hawaii aquarium fishery would close until 30 June 2025, making it the second bill introduced this season that would effectively close the aquarium fishery in Hawaii.

24 Jan 8:24 PM 2 Read More...

New Hawaii Aquarium Bill Prohibits Harassment of Fishers in a Marine Environment

House Bill 511 will likely be the second aquarium fish bill introduced to the State of Hawaii’s 28th Legislature, and would prohibit the harassment of persons marine fishing and aquarium fishing.

24 Jan 6:27 PM 8 Read More...

Hawaiian Bill Seeks Criminalization of AQ Fish Collection

The proposed law seeks to criminalize the sale of aquatic life for aquarium use and establishes penalties for first and subsequent violations, and would essentially close the commercial aquarium fishery statewide by prohibiting the sale of aquarium animals harvested in Hawaii.

23 Jan 11:34 AM 9 Read More...

NMFS Solicits Public Comment on Protective Regulations for Listed Coral Species

Will NOAA/NMFS enact 4(d) rules that could end commercial activity related to the 20 newly-listed threatened coral species? The future isn’t certain – they’re asking for comments.

14 Jan 2:05 AM 6 Read More...

Banggai Cardinalfish Proposed for Listing under ESA

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will publish a proposed rule to list the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) tomorrow.

15 Dec 9:55 PM 2 Read More...