November 25, 2017

Aquarium trade: ‘Enforcement not a problem’

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series.

The Division of Conservation and Resource Enforcement could prove only four citations to aquarium collectors over the past 13 years, according to records provided by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Under the Freedom of Information Act, West Hawaii Today requested in May from DLNR all records of enforcement, citations and penalties received by aquarium collectors in the West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area since the Fish Replenishment Areas took effect in 1999. Five months later, DOCARE provided just four redacted citations. And of those, three were issued on one day

Source: http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/news/local-news/aquarium-trade-%E2%80%98enforcement-not-problem%E2%80%99.html