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Hawai’i DAR Makes Move to Support Aquarium Trade

On Friday, April 12, Hawai’i DAR will:

Present a plan to the Board for re-opening West Hawaiʻi to commercial aquarium collection

Ask the Board for permission to entirely rewrite the rule they adopted unanimously so that it allows aquarium collection instead of prohibiting it – all under the guise of “seeking clarification.”

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 The Tigers of the Sea

While the tiger shark ranks second on the list of number of recorded shark attacks on humans, behind the great white shark, such attacks are few and very seldom fatal. Known as Mano Niuhi in Hawaiian, these sharks are well documented in oral history and Hawaiian cultural lore. There are between two to four shark bites in Hawaiian waters every year, most on the islands of Oahu and Maui.

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Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Hawaii Celebration

Ko Olina Resort in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and other community partners will host a Get Into Your Sanctuary Day Celebration. The free event will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a beach cleanup, marine debris art show, entertainment, and ocean education and sustainability activities at Mā‘ili Beach Park.

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