The fact is that study after study has concluded aquarium fishing is sustainable and has no appreciable impact on the environment, as Governor Ige rightly concluded when he vetoed Senate Bill 1240 last year.
Hawaii’s battered fishermen who target live fish for the aquarium trade may all be heading to Pu’uhonua—the Place of Refuge—given yet another fresh round of legislation designed to sunset the aquarium fishery.
The governor took substantial time to understand all sides of this issue, especially the lack of scientific support for SB1240 and the risk to his constituents’ jobs.
PIJAC’s position; Hawaii’s marine aquarium fishery bill SB1240 sides with emotion, and directly opposes a huge amount of sound science! Hawaii will institute an indefinite ban on aquarium fishing permits
Learn what you can do as three prominent marine scientists voice their strong support for Hawaii’s aquarium fishery, which is threatened by new legislation that would ultimately end it.