Emerald525 Posted November 23, 2010 Share Posted November 23, 2010 This was posted in another forum and I thought I would forward this here! Even though a large portion of Hawaii is protected area, protected from Sports Fishing, Ornamental Fish Collection and Tourism activities that have a potential to damage the reef systems, there's attempts to close ALL of Hawaii, to Ornamental Fish Collection. Here is the recent article from coral magazine: http://www.coralmagazine-us.com/content/dark-hobby-new-call-ban-aquarium-hunters Most of you may be aware, Snorkel Bob someone who was obviously ignored as child and is trying to put forth his own agenda with outright lies. He is trying to introduce a bill that will pretty much ban all catching of fish in Hawaii for aquarium use and hit you with a $1000 fine if you are caught. So there would be NO fish exported out of hawaii for the saltwater world to enjoy. No flame angels, flame wrasses, bandit angels etc..etc.. will be gracing anyone's aquarium. I believe in regulating the hobby but an ouright ban is not needed here's a link to the Bill. http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-105287/5fx654-n.pdf Here's a link to the petition for fellow reefers to fight back! Please take a few seconds to sign the Aquarium Fishes of Hawaii Petition. http://www.petitiononline.com/Finatics/petition.html 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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