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Ige vetoes restrictions on aquarium fishing

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Gov. David Ige on Tuesday vetoed SB 1240, which would have required the state Department of Land and Natural Resources to stop issuing new permits for aquarium fishing by people who use fine mesh nets. Above, a school of yellow tangs off Hawaii island.

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“We are committed to introducing legislation next session that will properly address all concerns, and create policy that will establish Hawaii as a model (of) sustainable near-shore fishery management in the world.”

— Gov. David Ige, on his veto of a bill restricting aquarium fish collection