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.
Guest commentary from PIJAC’s Mike Bober on the recent battle over Hawaii’s SB 1240, a bill designed to sunset the aquarium fishery.
Concerns over HSUS’ data were not simply relegated to groups of well-intentioned marine hobbyists…
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.
Hawaii’s governor is expected to sign or veto Senate Bill 1240, which is a ban on aquarium fishing in Hawaii. PIJAC is working closely with the state’s fishermen to urge the governor to veto the bill.