An aquarium collector takes fish from a reef in Hawai`i. Honolulu, HI — Citizens and conservation groups achieved another legal victory against the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) when the First Circuit Court—sitting as the Environmental Court—ruled that all unexpired recreational aquarium collection permits are void. The April 12 ruling invalidates about 131 permits, each of which authorized the capture of almost 2,000 fish, for about 250,000 fish in a year. Under these permits, all of the fish could be taken from the same rare species and from the same location, including distressed coral reefs already […]

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