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Full statewide ban on commercial aquarium fishing until proper environmental review:

Hawaii Court rules commercial aquarium collection without environmental review illegal:

Accused Aquarium Poacher Pleads Not Guilty to 251 Charges:

Hawaii Aquarium Trade Poaching:

Litigation to Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs and Wildlife:

Environmental Review of Aquarium Trade Impacts in Hawaii:

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2015 – 2019:

Walmart Commended for Ending Sale of Live Fish as Pets; Petco Urged to Follow Suit (10.25.19)                             

eBay Commended for Removing Sales of Hawaii’s Marine Wildlife (9.13.18)

Groups Demand End to Aquarium Industry Harvesting (7.30.18)

Aquarium Permits Require Full Environmental Impact Studies (7.27.18)

Recreational Aquarium Collecting Halted Pending Environmental Review (4.17.18)

Conservationists Criticize Aquarium Industry’s Flawed Analysis of Unlimited Collection of Hawai‘i Reef Fish (4.2018)

Ige Administration Plundering Hawai‘i Reefs (2.6.18)

Commercial Catching of Aquarium Fish Halted by Hawaii Supreme Court (9.6.17)                                           

Plentiful Reef Fish Will Help Coral Thrive

Tank Watch is an IUCN #NatureforAll Success Story!

Hawaii Lawmakers May Put Brakes On Hawaii’s Aquarium Fish Industry (April 2017)

Aquarium Fish Suit Taken To State Supreme Court (November 10, 2016)

The Destructive Practice May Be Responsible For Your Exotic Pet Fish (June 17, 2016)

Millions of Aquarium Fish Are Caught Each Year With Cyanide (June 17, 2016)

Ahead of Finding Dory, consumers urged not to buy wild-caught fish as pets (June 13, 2016)

The Price of Rejection (April 12, 2016)

The Horrific Way Fish Are Caught for Your Aquarium – Cyanide (National Geographic, March 10, 2016)

Tank Watch App Wins International Award (January 25, 2016)

Tank Watch a Prize Winner in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge, a USAID initiative in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the Smithsonian Institution, and TRAFFIC.

News Release: Half of Saltwater Aquarium Fish in U.S. Exposed to Cyanide as Part of Capture for Pet Trade (June 16, 2016)

The Ugly Side of Saltwater Aquariums (January 27, 2015)

News Release: State Environmental Agencies Urge Protection of Fragile Reef Ecosystem Organizations Commend Appeals for Moratorium on Capture of Wildlife For Aquarium Purposes (October 20, 2015)