Decisions on Hawaii Aquarium Fishery Bills Delayed
Five Hawaii aquarium-fishery related bills were heard in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs yesterday, but decisions on all bills were deferred to today.
Public Hearings Approach for Hawaii AQ Fishery Bills
Five of the Hawaii aquarium-fishery related bills were scheduled yesterday for public hearing before the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs.
Open Season on Aquarium Fishermen in Hawaii
Mainland aquarists and those around the world may want to keep in mind that what happens in Hawaii may not necessarily stay in Hawaii.
Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related Bill Update
A recap of the 6 aquarium-fishery related bills being floated Hawaii’s legislative season this year.
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.
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