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Board of Land and Natural Resources splits vote on aquarium fishing in West Hawaii

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014
                                Commercial aquarium fishing in the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area has been a contentious issue for years, but a November Circuit Court order effectively banned all commercial aquarium fishing in Hawaii in January until the completion of the environmental review. Yellow tang aquarium fish swim in a tank at a store in Aiea.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2014

    Commercial aquarium fishing in the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area has been a contentious issue for years, but a November Circuit Court order effectively banned all commercial aquarium fishing in Hawaii in January until the completion of the environmental review. Yellow tang aquarium fish swim in a tank at a store in Aiea.

The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday could not reach a majority decision to accept or reject an environmental review assessing the impacts of commercial aquarium fishing in West Hawaii. Read more

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