Draft EA finds no significant impact to aquarium fishing resumption
By NANCY COOK LAUER West Hawaii Today | Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 12:05 a.m.
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This undated file photo from Oregon State University shows a school of yellow tang off the coast of Hawaii. The waters off the Hawaii’s largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropic fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston. Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Big Island is among the best managed in the world, but it has nevertheless become the focus of a fight over whether it’s ever appropriate to remove fish from reefs for people to look at and enjoy. (AP Photo/Oregon State University, Bill Walsh,File)
Commercial aquarium fish collecting could be returning to Hawaii shores following a five-month pause.