The livelihoods of a vast population of business owners large and small, and the businesses and hobbyists that depend on them, are on the precipice of extinction. Unless you want to see the Hawaii aquarium fishery closed for good, you need to take action!
Spring of 2018 brings news of progress as Draft Environmental Assessments are published for Hawaii’s currently-shuttered marine aquarium fishery.
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.
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.
Hawaii’s Coral Restoration Nursery is able to grow small fragments of a coral colony, recombine them into large colonies, and then transplant them in a fraction of the time it takes these corals to grow naturally.