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Top Stories:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/06/hawaii-news/a-west-hawaii-aquarium-fisher-gets-a-small-fine-for-a-big-illegal-haul/

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2020/hawaii-land-board-says-no-to-aquarium-pet-trade

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2020/native-hawaiians-and-conservationists-sue-hawaii-agency-for-aquarium-collection-harming-hawaiis-reefs

 Hawaii Aquarium Trade Poaching:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/06/06/hawaii-news/a-west-hawaii-aquarium-fisher-gets-a-small-fine-for-a-big-illegal-haul/

https://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2020/06/03/200-fine-for-aquarium-poaching-disappoints-fish-advocates-dlnr/

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/06/03/dlnr-disappointed-over-no-contest-plea-low-fine-fishing-violation/

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2020/06/03/hawaii-news/man-fined-in-west-hawaii-fish-poaching-case/

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/05/27/hawaii-news/contested-case-hearing-sought-in-aquarium-fish-collection-incident/

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/05/23/dlnr-proposes-k-fines-alleged-aquarium-fish-poachers/

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/04/02/hawaii-news/hearing-for-kona-men-cited-for-illegal-aquarium-fish-gear-rescheduled/

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/02/23/hawaii-island-men-cited-violating-aquarium-fishing-laws/

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/02/21/hawaii-news/kona-men-cited-for-illegal-aquarium-fish-gear/

Litigation to Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs and Wildlife:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/28/hawaii-news/state-agency-has-not-protected-reef-fish-lawsuit-says/

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2020/native-hawaiians-and-conservationists-sue-hawaii-agency-for-aquarium-collection-harming-hawaiis-reefs

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/01/13/hawaii-news/restriction-on-aquarium-fishing-being-sidestepped-conservation-group-says/?HSA

Environmental Review of Aquarium Trade Impacts in Hawaii: 

https://earthjustice.org/news/press/2020/hawaii-land-board-says-no-to-aquarium-pet-trade

https://www.thegardenisland.com/2020/05/26/hawaii-news/aquarium-fishing-eis-rejected/

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/05/24/hawaii-news/blnr-unanimously-rejects-west-hawaii-aquarium-fishing-eis/

https://bigislandnow.com/2020/05/24/blnr-rejects-west-hawaii-aquarium-fishing-eis/

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/05/23/breaking-news/blnr-votes-7-0-against-environmental-impact-statement-for-aquarium-fishing-permits-in-west-hawaii/

https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/category/blnr/

https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2019/12/01/hawaii-news/aquarium-trade-proposes-reopening-west-hawaii-fishery/

https://www.thegardenisland.com/2019/12/02/hawaii-news/comment-now-on-aquarium-fishing-impacts/

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/11/27/input-sought-proposal-resume-commercial-aquarium-fishing-off-west-hawaii/

2020 Legislation:

https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/03/big-island-proposed-aquarium-fishing-ban-appears-dead-in-the-legislature/

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2020/02/15/hawaii-news/bills-would-protect-sharks-in-hawaii-waters/

2015 – 2019:

Walmart Commended for Ending Sale of Live Fish as Pets; Petco Urged to Follow Suit (10.25.19)                                       https://forthefishes.org/walmart-commended-for-ending-sale-of-live-fish-as-pets-petco-urged-to-follow-suit/

eBay Commended for Removing Sales of Hawaii’s Marine Wildlife (9.13.18)
https://forthefishes.org/ebay-commended-removing-sales-hawaiis-marine-wildlife/

Groups Demand End to Aquarium Industry Harvesting (7.30.18)
http://bigislandnow.com/2018/07/30/environmental-groups-demand-end-to-aquarium-industry-harvesting/

Aquarium Permits Require Full Environmental Impact Studies (7.27.18)
http://www.thegardenisland.com/2018/07/27/hawaii-news/aquarium-permits-need-eis/

Recreational Aquarium Collecting Halted Pending Environmental Review (4.17.18)
http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/04/17/hawaii-news/recreational-aquarium-collection-permits-voided/

Conservationists Criticize Aquarium Industry’s Flawed Analysis of Unlimited Collection of Hawai‘i Reef Fish (4.2018)
https://forthefishes.org/conservationists-criticize-flawed-analysis-unlimited-collection-hawaii-reef-fish/

Ige Administration Plundering Hawai‘i Reefs (2.6.18)
http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/02/06/opinion/your-voice/ige-administration-plundering-our-reefs/

Commercial Catching of Aquarium Fish Halted by Hawaii Supreme Court (9.6.17)                                                     https://www.civilbeat.org/2017/09/commercial-catching-of-aquarium-fish-halted-by-hawaii-supreme-court/

Plentiful Reef Fish Will Help Coral Thrive
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/05/28/editorial/island-voices/plentiful-reef-fish-will-help-coral-thrive/

Tank Watch is an IUCN #NatureforAll Success Story!
http://www.natureforall.global/success-stories/2016/11/1/tank-watch

Hawaii Lawmakers May Put Brakes On Hawaii’s Aquarium Fish Industry (April 2017)
http://www.civilbeat.org/2017/04/lawmakers-may-put-brakes-on-hawaiis-aquarium-fish-industry/

Aquarium Fish Suit Taken To State Supreme Court (November 10, 2016)
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/33684533/aquarium-fish-suit-taken-to-state-supreme-court

The Destructive Practice May Be Responsible For Your Exotic Pet Fish (June 17, 2016)
https://thinkprogress.org/this-destructive-practice-may-be-responsible-for-your-exotic-pet-fish-63453e4fcc80#.k9u77chgg

Millions of Aquarium Fish Are Caught Each Year With Cyanide (June 17, 2016)
http://thescienceexplorer.com/nature/millions-aquarium-fish-are-caught-each-year-cyanide

Ahead of Finding Dory, consumers urged not to buy wild-caught fish as pets (June 13, 2016)
http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2016/06/consumers-urged-not-to-buy-blue-tang-061316.html

The Price of Rejection (April 12, 2016)
https://www.hakaimagazine.com/article-short/price-rejection

The Horrific Way Fish Are Caught for Your Aquarium – Cyanide (National Geographic, March 10, 2016)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160310-aquarium-saltwater-tropical-fish-cyanide-coral-reefs/

Tank Watch App Wins International Award (January 25, 2016)
http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2016/01/tank-watch-app-wins-wildlife-crime-tech-challenge-012516.html

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.
https://wildlifecrimetech.org/index

News Release: Half of Saltwater Aquarium Fish in U.S. Exposed to Cyanide as Part of Capture for Pet Trade (June 16, 2016)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7VLzaDacRvzdzNaZHRaZ0JOSEE

The Ugly Side of Saltwater Aquariums (January 27, 2015)
https://www.thedodo.com/the-ugly-truth-behind-saltwate-944088281.html

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)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7VLzaDacRvzRGRjQ1l5YV9wcTA