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Old 05/03/2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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proposed Hawaii ban

Reading an article in the March/April issue of CORAL Mag, it said there has been some substantial movement on the ban of fishing marine animals in Hawaii.

However, some businesses have gotten involved like MACNA and LiveAquaria, saying that it's possible to regulate it, so that it's not over fished.

Anyone think this will actually happen where an all out ban will be implemented?


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Old 05/03/2012, 12:47 PM   #2
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Not unless it's to someone's benefit.


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Old 05/03/2012, 06:38 PM   #3
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MACNA is not a business, its a conference owned by MASNA, an NPO.


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Old 05/03/2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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I can only imagine if something like this went through all the prices for local species would go up. Even if it was regulated I can imagine prices increasing...


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I can only imagine if something like this went through all the prices for local species would go up.
local to where?


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Old 05/04/2012, 10:43 AM   #6
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I can only imagine if something like this went through all the prices for local species would go up. Even if it was regulated I can imagine prices increasing...
I think prices for any kind of livestock would go up. That would be really, really terrible as it would cause even more people to get out of the hobby.


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I can only imagine if something like this went through all the prices for local species would go up. Even if it was regulated I can imagine prices increasing...
And even worse, people who are thinking about getting in, to not even try pursuing it anymore.


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THe priority should be about sustainability. From what I've read, yellow tangs have been almost wiped out in some areas, and what were once huge schools of yellow tangs are down to a small hand full, all because of over fishing for the aquarium trade.
Yes I have one in my tank, but I'd rather pay a bit more to ensure that these animals remain plentiful in nature.


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THe priority should be about sustainability. From what I've read, yellow tangs have been almost wiped out in some areas, and what were once huge schools of yellow tangs are down to a small hand full, all because of over fishing for the aquarium trade.
Yes I have one in my tank, but I'd rather pay a bit more to ensure that these animals remain plentiful in nature.
You're not reading the science if that is what you are reading. The transects show a different story.


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