The battle between aquarium fish collectors and reef protectors reaches a boiling point. KITV4’s Brenton Awa has more from divers that witnessed the underwater rumble.
We are all passionate about the aquarium hobby. Sadly, misinformed groups are placing undue pressure on it. A Hawaiian fish collector, who was involved in the underwater brawl, was just charged with a misdemeanor charge from the incident. Specifically, the collector was charged with terrorist threatening for pulling an air regulator out of an anti-aquarium activists mouth. Hawaii is at the center of the fight between activists and fish collectors, and this shows how heated and violent the debate has become.