The Hawaii Marine Aquarium Fishery Relative to Recreational and Commercial Reef Fisheries

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West Hawaii Reef Fish CatchThe marine aquarium fishery in Hawaii is but one of many fisheries. While it is a significant fishery, it is by no means the largest, nor does it have the greatest impact. Nonetheless, anti-aquarium fishery activists target only the aquarium fishery and blame it for reef devastation. The facts, as you will see on, do not support their position. Based on the data, MASNA supports all well-managed sustainable fisheries, including recreational fisheries, commercial food fisheries and aquarium fisheries. 

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Data presented in the graphic published here is courtesy of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR)