Marine

HB 883 Defines “Cruel Treatment” of Fishes Harvested in Hawaii Aquarium Fishery

Some mandated practices to avoid “substantial injury” or “cruel treatment”, intended to improve animal welfare, may actually do the opposite.

26 Jan 11:58 PM 1 Read More...

House Bill 873 Would Prohibit the Sale of Aquatic Life for Aquarium Purposes

HB 873 would prohibit the sale of aquatic life for aquarium purposes, and is the House version of Senate Bill 322, which was introduced in the Senate on 23 January.

26 Jan 9:19 PM 1 Read More...

Hawaii Animal Transport Bill Could Cripple Aquarium Trade

Aquarium trade exporters and others argue that the practices mandated by this proposed bill “…results in considerable hardship and mortality for fishes being transported.” Peer-reviewed science does not support SB 670, nor does technical documentation published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

25 Jan 4:09 PM 2 Read More...

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...