Posts Tagged ‘Hawaii aquarium fishing’

New Hope for Hawaii’s Closed Marine Aquarium Fishery

Proponents of re-opening Hawaiian waters to sustainable aquarium fish collection are quietly cheering a winning round in court with the validity of an environmental impact statement based on science and years’ of study affirmed. On the losing end is Earth Justice, a rabidly anti-fishing activist group, who had tried to quash a revised EIS that found collection practices, regulations, and catch limits consistent with a sustainable, small-scale fishery.

18 Aug 2:10 PM 0 Read More...

Hawaii’s Fishy Double Standard

While aquarium fishers lost their livelihoods in Hawaii in 2017, “aquarium fish” continued to be harvested and killed without any scrutiny by another group—recreational fishers.

16 Jul 1:50 PM 3 Read More...

URGENT: Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishermen Ask For Your Support

Hawaii’s aquarium fishery and the latest Environmental Impact Statement is on the Board of Land and Natural Resources agenda for consideration on June 25th, 2021. Fishermen have asked you to voice your support.

23 Jun 11:37 AM 3 Read More...

Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery Is Shuttered, Pending Review

What has happened to Hawaii’s marine aquarium fishery is profound. One could argue it serves as both a game plan for those opposed, and a real-world warning for those who continue to participate in the collection and distribution of wild fishes and corals within the aquarium trade.

16 Jan 12:36 PM 11 Read More...

Breaking News: Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery Suffers Another Setback

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is taking immediate steps to comply with a new order issued late Friday from the First Circuit Court, requiring environmental review for issuance of new or renewed annual commercial marine licenses (CMLs) to be used for aquarium fishing purposes.

01 Dec 4:59 PM 3 Read More...