New Oahu Aquarium Fishing Rules

by | Apr 21, 2015 | Conservation, Fish | 0 comments

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

  • Francis Yupangco

    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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