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Paltry Protection for Parrotfish is a Ruse—

Paltry Protection for Parrotfish is a Ruse—

—a red herring, with whom DLNR/DAR attempt to distract, obfuscate, defend vested aquarium interests, but oh, a change is gonna come. SB 1240 will end State issue aquarium collector permits, even as DAR Chief Bruce Anderson says, “It won’t change anything.” Then Bruce...
Preparing to Summit!

Preparing to Summit!

SB 1240 is on the gov’s desk, waiting for a signature after passing 6 hearings and Conference Committee. It was like bumper cars with heads instead of cars, with DLNR banging away to protect the aquarium trade. DLNR defends the aquarium trade and vested...
Blacklip Butterflyfish Confidential:

Blacklip Butterflyfish Confidential:

Uh…Governor David? I’m showing you the light. So? Whatchou waiting? 28 million reef critters are in the aquarium pipeline at all times. 99% die within a year of capture in a vicious cycle the aquarium trade calls “sustainable!” Governor David Ige is in. (808)...
Yellowtail Coris Speaks:

Yellowtail Coris Speaks:

So? Whadda you waiting? 28 million reef critters are in the aquarium pipeline at all times. 99% die within a year of capture in a vicious cycle the aquarium trade calls “sustainable!” Governor David Ige is in. (808) 586-0034. SB 1240 WILL end State-issued aquarium...
Eyestripe Surgeon Scene

Eyestripe Surgeon Scene

Imagine this scene with no fish, then consider an herbibore vital to reef recovery going to aquarium mortality. Then consider that the aquarium trade KNOWS these big surgeons soon outgrow the home tank–too big for flushing, they get tossed out to die in the...
Ulua Reflective

Ulua Reflective

Big Jack ponders reef recovery as the aquarium trade devastates species and habitat to feed a voracious hobby. 28 million reef critters are in the aquarium pipeline at all times. 99% die within a year of capture in a vicious cycle the aquarium trade calls...
And in the End, the Love You Make…

And in the End, the Love You Make…

I pursued these beauties around South Maui for 2 years until 1 showed up yesterday outside my office. By noon it was 3 more & then 8. Now they’re many. Many many. DLNR says they’re invasive. But no species or combinations thereof at any place or time could be as...

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