夏威夷观赏鱼收藏协会(Hawaii Ornamental Fish Collectors再次受到威胁SB2003法案几乎完全限制其正常运作无需金钱,只要耽误您一点时间就可以帮助制止这项法案。

 

SB2003法案以主观角度直接反对大量的科学事实!夏威夷将无限期禁止水族业的捕鱼许可证。这相当于在夏威夷州禁止未来所有的水族捕鱼,并且明确设定了夏威夷水族捕鱼的终止日期。以后不能捕捉黄高鳍刺尾鱼、火焰隆头鱼、蒙面神仙、丁氏蝴蝶鱼、夏威夷宝石和许多美丽的鱼类了。

事实上,目前的捕鱼许可证已宣布无效,要达到符合夏威夷最高法院判决的HEPA要求才能恢复效力,这意味着当地所有的水族捕鱼已被禁止。

 

也意味着那些持有许可证的渔民无法找到合法的潜水伙伴,只能自行潜水这是非常危险的


可以如何帮忙

· 向夏威夷参议院水土委员会提交请愿信。

· 联系在夏威夷或宠物行业认识的人,请求他们也帮忙提交请愿信。

· 原文附参考请愿信

 

 

原文:

Tell the Hawaii Senate Water and Land Committee NO on SB2003

The Hawaii Ornamental Fish Collectors are under fire again, this time with the threat of near total shut down with a damaging bill called SB2003. Only you can make a difference to help stop this bill not with money, but just a tiny bit of your time. 

 

SB2003 sides with emotion, and directly opposes a huge amount of sound science!  Hawaii will institute an indefinite ban on aquarium fishing permits. This amounts to a ban on all future aquarium fishing in the state of Hawaii and effectively puts a termination date on aquarium fishing in Hawaii – no more yellow tangs, no more flame wrasses, bandit angelfish, tinker’s butterflyfish, bartlett’s anthias and many, many more. 

 

In fact, given that current licenses have been declared void until HEPA requirements imposed by a Hawaii Supreme Court decision are met, it could be interpreted to mean that all aquarium fishing would be banned immediately. 

 

It would also mean that those fishermen that already hold a permit, unable to find a permitted dive partner, would have to unsafely dive alone.

 

What You Can Do

· Click here to submit a letter to Hawaii’s Senate Water & Land Committee immediately.

· Contact everyone you know in Hawaii or in the pet trade and ask them to submit a letter as well.

· Below you can find the letter which I have personally written so feel free to adapt and modify its main points as you see fit. 

 

Dear Sir or Madam, 
My name is Jake Adams, a landlocked resident of Colorado living thousands of miles from the Ocean. Our world is covered with water by about 70% and while I know this from books, living in Colorado you’d never know that oceans even existed.

Aquariums with live fish, growing corals and other marine life are the only tool we have locally to teach kids and the next generation about life in the Sea, and how important it is to everyone on the planet.

Hawaii is blessed with rich marine resources, beautiful reefs and lots of fish. Ornamental marine life collectors, which are very heavily regulated, and target the smallest fish specimens, are an important resource for educating the next generation of global citizens of the importance of the ocean through living exhibits.

By contrast spearfisher are completely unlicensed, and together with sportfishers who both target the largest breeding ‘trophy’ fish, pull out two to three orders of magnitude more fish both in numbers and by weight than ‘artisanal’ aquarium collectors ever could – it’s a lot harder, and time consuming to collect small fish alive by hand than it is to shoot or hook large dead fish. And let’s not even get into commercial fishing because they harvest countless more from the ocean.

Furthermore, while a single live fish on display can educate entire classrooms and schools for years on end, every dead trophy or food fish from the ocean is quickly eaten and consumed, never to contribute to the world in any way.