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In short, this is a petition to support the Aquarium Trade in Hawaii. A recent vote taken by a Hawaii County Council voted in favor to finally ask the State to stop the Aquarium Trade on the Big Island.

Please take a moment to read this, and sign the petition to support the Trade and a Managed Fishery.

Aloha,
As you all know we are still in a battle with snorkel Bob. A total ban passed on the county level this past week urging the state to ban the aquarium trade in Hawaii. The local state scientists(DAR) and the Dept of Land and Natural Resources says that they are comfortable with the current level of fishing, and the management plan is working. The Hawaiian aquarium fishery is the most managed fishery in the State and the world looks to Hawaii as a leader in management ideas. We currently have 33% of the coast line off limits to aquarium fisherman, we have a white list that ensures species that do not fare well in captivity and do not have high natural numbers here in Hawaii are left on the reef in the works awaiting State approval as well as a size limit that will protect the breeding sizes of yellow tangs to further ensure the sustainability of Hawaii's fish and reefs. With all of this management, the scientist stating the fishery is sustainable, and a down economy, why would you ban a fishery? Please help me to fight this battle and sign the below petition, we need numbers as the fight is going to the State level in January, all to shut down less than a 100 fisherman- based on nothing but emotional opinions. Snorkel Bob and Rene do not have facts on their side, and feel that keeping fish as pets is wrong and are against sustainable and renewable resource extraction, especially when it doesn't benefit their industry...so if you are an aquarium fisherman, or you know one, take a few seconds and sign the below link. Spouses, friends, family,co workers, employees and everyone in between are welcome and greatly appreciated.

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/haw ... g-ban.html
 

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Moderators....please also post this to other suitable forums to help get the word out and more signatures. We need as much support as ever to fight back against the extremists that want aquariums and the trade to go away for good!

Thanks!
 


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