Send a testimony postcard to help protect Hawaii's reef wildlife.
The Hawaii Div. of Aquatic Resources is holding public hearings on Oahu and the Big Island to take comments on proposed rules to regulate the aquarium trade. Drafted by the aquarium trade and their supporters, the rules would do nothing to prevent the continued depletion of wildlife, subsequent degradation of Hawaii's coral reefs and would not alleviate cultural and ethical conflicts that exist with the trade.
It's EASY to speak up For the Fishes!
1. Select Oahu, West Hawaii/Big Island or both and then select your reasons for opposing the rules;
2. Fill in your
name, City & State, and a comment (one sentence on why Hawaii's wildlife
belongs in Hawaii -- not in saltwater tanks);
3. Click "submit" and your testimony postcard will be submitted to the Div. of Aquatic Resources, the state agency holding the public hearings. Testimony deadline is Dec. 19 (the actual hearings are on Dec. 5 in Pearl City, Oahu and in Kona, on Big Island).
Postcard testimony includes: "Aloha, I OPPOSE the Aquarium Take rules and request an immediate moratorium on aquarium collecting until the trade's environmental, cultural and ethical impacts have been addressed.", plus your selections below and comment.
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