October 16, 2018

Aquarium bills sunk

After almost six hours of testimony, presentations and discussion Tuesday, two bills seeking to license aquarium collectors and regulate the transport of fish were withdrawn by sponsor Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille.

Wille, saying she’d like to wait and see what happens at the state level, withdrew the county licensing bill shortly before 7:30 p.m. The other bill, setting water volume and other restrictions on the transport of fish, was withdrawn earlier in the day.

More than 50 testifiers and three experts on aquarium fish collection had kept the Committee on Agriculture, Water and Energy Sustainability busy.

The bills were opposed by commercial aquarium

Source: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/aquarium-bills-sunk