Reefs.com strives to be the world’s leading destination for sustainable coral reef farming and the aquarium hobby. As such, we think it is vitally important to inform our readers about aquarium trade issues pertaining to sustainability. There are few more important issue for sustainably minded aquarists to be following right now than the legislative efforts to close Hawaii’s aquarium fishery. This new series will focus on issues related to the aquarium trade and what individuals can do to better understand industry concerns and long term sustainability activities. To bring you some perspective on those efforts and how aquarists can respond, we reached out to Ret Talbot, who has covered Hawaii for CORAL Magazine since 2009. We are pleased to bring you a special report on a very important and timely topic.