Aquarium Fish

Oregon State University / Flickr
Oregon State University / Flickr

The Maui Ocean Center is trying to limit its effect on wild aquarium fish.

Nathan Fitch/Island Soldier

Aquarium Fish Permits; North Kona Water; Micronesian Veterans of U.S. Military

Sustainable Reefs and Aquarium Fish

Jun 1, 2017
Flickr / NOAA Photo Library
Flickr / NOAA Photo Library

A bill awaiting Governor Ige's signature would end the commercial collecting of Hawaii reef wildlife for the aquarium trade. The legislature passed SB 1240, requiring the Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop a plan that factors in sustainability when it comes to Hawai'i reef fish and the aquarium trade. It's a bill strongly backed by Robert Wintner—president of Snorkel Bob's Hawai'i, who contributed this commentary to Hawai'i Public Radio.

Wayne Yoshioka

Opponents of commercial aquarium fish collecting in Hawai’i were handed a setback today by the state.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.