Another attempt to shut down Hawaii's aquarium fishery
Activists in Hawaii are once again trying to shut down the aquarium fishery industry in its local waters. Earlier this year, Hawaii Senate Bill HB580 sought to prohibit the collecting and selling of aquatic life for aquariums, but has since been amended to become an entirely different bill (with the purpose of establishing new marine reserves). There is now a new attempt to target the aquarium fishery industry.
According to a new article by Ret Talbot for Coral Magazine:
On Wednesday, 5 October, a resolution to ban the aquarium trade in Hawai’i will be up for discussion at the Hawai’i County Council meeting on the island of Hawai’i (the Big Island).
read the article in its entirety.demagoguery Department of Aquatic Resources' recent report indicates, yellow tang populations are on the rise despite more specimens being collected than ever before. Why? Because of smart fishery management.