Hawaii Fish Collecting Halted Until Further Review

Environmental Activists have shut down the collection of ornamental aquarium fish in Hawaii. Despite the ornamental collection of hawaiian tropical fish being one of the most carefully managed fisheries, and supported by over a decade of science and environmental reviews,…

Aquarium Fish Collecting HALTED By Courts In Hawaii!!

Here we go again! The ink of Governor Ige’s veto of the ban on aquarium fish collection has hardly had time to dry and we’ve got yet another road block thrown in the way of sustainable harvest of aquarium fish.…

Hawaii Anti-Aquarium Bill Gets Vetoed, But The Fight Isn’t Over!

Today a small subset of the saltwater aquarium hobby is rejoicing at the announcement that Hawaii Governor David Ige vetoed the baseless and discriminatory bill which would have phased out ornamental fish collection from Hawaii. Meanwhile the rest of us…

Hawaii removes ban on aquarium collection in proposed bill

Hawaii has been at the center of legislation that would ban aquarium collection. Last week, the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources and Hawaiian Affairs approved a revised House Bill 873 which initially called for a ban on the industry…

Poll shows two-thirds of Hawaiians oppose commercial reef harvests

We’ve seen the argument for banning the commercial collection of reef fish for the aquarium trade hit a stride in the last few years. While legislative recourse to ban collection has simmered down for the moment, many organizations are still…

Good news from Hawaii over the collection of aquarium fish, or just a delay?

]CORAL Magazine Sr. Editor Ret Talbot reported late last week that the “Proposed Bills on Hawaii Aquarium Fishery [are] Dead for 2012”. This news was widely met with optimism. However, we fear there could be a downside to such news.…