Represent Your Reef
TESTIMONY IS DUE BY ___, FEB __, 2018
Support the protections for our Ocean Ohana.
SB2003 will shut down ALL of the aquarium trade -- statewide -- until/unless they properly conduct the necessary environmental and cultural reviews and the court lifts the injunction against the permits.
SB2003 achieves this by by requiring an AQ permit for all methods of take for aquarium purposes. This closes the loophole the trade is exploiting in order to continue pillaging and plundering our reefs outside the environmental and cultural review process.
SB2003 will also:
- Allow DLNR to issue new aquarium permits for just 4 months after the injunction is lifted (if that ever happens)
- Allow aquarium permits to be transferred for the first 5 years
- Allow permit renewals until the permittee drops out
No it's not perfect -- it's not the total, complete shut down we want and our reefs need. But closing the loophole means our reefs will be FREE from this assault for the first time in over 40 years!