Aquatic Terrorist?

By Francis Yupangco 7 years agoNo Comments

Divers witness underwater rumble

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.

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 Francis Yupangco

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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