Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery Closed, Permits Invalidated
Breaking: Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery Closed, Permits Invalidated28 Oct, 2017
A screenshot of Saturday morning’s headline at Hawaii News Now will leave many shocked, as courts officially close Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery.via Hawaii News Now
Hawaii’s aquarium fishery is now officially closed, according to this report, just in:
“On Friday, the First Circuit Court — sitting as the Environmental Court — ruled that any and all existing aquarium fish permits issued to commercial collectors to date are illegal and invalid.
Click to read the full story at Hawaii News Now. http://www.hawaiinewsnow....ronmental-impact-study
Hawaii’s DLNR is now forced to undertake a Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA) review of the fishery, and according to the story, there is no timeline for if, or when, the fishery could be reopened.
Read the full story by reporter Jobert Devara on the Hawaii News Now
website, with commentary from all sides in the ongoing debate over Hawaii’s Marine Aquarium Fishery.
We will attempt to furnish more information and reactions in the days ahead.