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Lauwiliwilinukunukuoioi in the Dark Phase

Lauwiliwilinukunukuoioi in the Dark Phase

Longnose butterfly is lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi, meaning “do not take.” The aquarium trade took ALL OF THEM from many Hawaii reefs claiming, “It’s sustainable!” The state now calls longnose butterflyfish “a species of concern” because they’re gone—gone to feed a...
La Petite

La Petite

An old fave from an early show: La Petite Poisson Vert (The Little Green Fish for those in Hoosierville.) Do it for the children! Stay tuned for posting on SB 1240 to end aquarium permitting in Hawaii—No New Permits! Final hearing coming up. Stand by to TESTIFY once...
Bigeye Emperor Appeal:

Bigeye Emperor Appeal:

Please stay tuned for posting on SB 1240 to end aquarium permitting in Hawaii—No New Permits and a freeze on current permits until DLNR can develop a comprehensive, sustainable management plan for the aquarium trade, beginning with a definition of sustainable and...
Frogfish Mama

Frogfish Mama

Frogfish Mama is a destination species. She should not get nabbed for aquarium sale. Please share & email: sens@hawaii.gov and reps@hawaii.gov Support SB 1240. End the aquarium trade now. Pono politics sees the difference between right and wrong. People across the...
Can You Help?

Can You Help?

Peacock Razor Wrasse warms up with familiarity. Reef habitat and species are a Hawaii public trust, but the aquarium trade runs roughshod on Hawaii reefs. An aquarium hobbyist posts: “My razorfish was eating when I bought him 3 days ago but now he won’t eat. I don’t...
Sweetlips, Baby!

Sweetlips, Baby!

Spotted sweetlips baby is handsome and shy, and at only 2” long would be snatched in a blink to end life in a glass tank. But this is Komodo National Park, where the aquarium trade is banned, and it shows. SB 1240 can end the aquarium trade in Hawaii. We will likely...
Soft Coral Frolic, Indonesia

Soft Coral Frolic, Indonesia

The aquarium trade devastates 3 reef systems to supply 2 million tanks worldwide. Hawaii, the Philippines and Indonesia. This is a small fraction of Indonesia reef, Komodo National Park, where the aquarium trade is BANNED, and it...

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