tangNew fishing rules for Oahu aimed at protecting aquarium fish have been implemented as of April 2, 2015. The Department of Land and Natural Resources states that there are now new daily commercial bag and size limits that apply to aquarium fish. The fish protected include yellow tank, Moorish idol, ornate, oval and reticulated butterfly fish. The rules will be in affect for the waters within three nautical miles off Oahu. The new rules will also limit the types of nets that can be used to catch the aquarium fish, in an effort to help prevent the fish from getting injured. There will be limits placed on commercial bag and size limits for the selected species. The intent of the rule is to ensure the long term viability of the fishery. MORE

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