A Pulse Check on Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishing Ban
Spring of 2018 brings news of progress as Draft Environmental Assessments are published for Hawaii’s currently-shuttered marine aquarium fishery.
Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery Debate Moves Forward With Environmental Assessments
In an effort to lift the current fishing ban, Hawaii’s marine aquarium fishermen and PIJAC have submitted draft environmental assessments, developed with input and data from the state, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and independent scientists.
HSUS and Partners Criticize Draft Environmental Assessments of Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery
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.
PIJAC Update: Teamwork is Helping Hawaii’s Aquarium Trade
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.
Aquatics Leadership: Time to Unify or See the End of the Age of Aquariums
For the last five years, activist groups have pressed a full-court attack against ornamental fishing professionals, hobbyists, and aquarium advocates. They finally got their way earlier this year…
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