Dr. Bruce Carlson examines the most well-managed marine aquarium fishery on the planet, and why it is now facing a very uncertain future.
Hawaii’s aquarium fishery is now required to undergo even further scrutiny, says DLNR.
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.
It looks like the Hawaii fishing trade may have reason to be cautiously optimistic after a very tough year; PIJAC’s Robert Likins introduces important court-mandated Environmental Assessments and explains how teamwork coming from all sides may be turning the tide in the ongoing battle over Hawaii’s aquarium fishery.
Hawaii’s DLNR goes beyond the letter of the Supreme Court Ruling which only invalidated permits for a specific fishing method, but not general aquarium fish collection permits.