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Column: Additional protections are needed for Hawaii’s precious reef wildlife

  • COURTESY NOAA
                                A variety of fish species swim above a patch reef in the French Frigate Shoals. \

    COURTESY NOAA

    A variety of fish species swim above a patch reef in the French Frigate Shoals. \

The massive fine levied against aquarium fish collectors in Kona sheds an important light on the environmentally damaging practice of poaching Hawaii marine life for global export and shows wildlife trafficking remains prevalent here in the islands (“BLNR fines Hawaii island couple $272,000 after aquarium fish collecting incident,” Star-Advertiser, Feb. 26). Read more

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