Draft EA finds no significant impact to aquarium fishing resumption

File-This undated file photo from Oregon State University shows a school of yellow tang off the coast of Hawaii. The waters off the Hawaii’s largest island are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropic fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into aquariums from Berlin to Boston. Scientists say the aquarium fishery off the Big Island is among the best managed in the world, but it has nevertheless become the focus of a fight over whether it’s ever appropriate to remove fish from reefs for people to look at and enjoy. (AP Photo/Oregon State University, Bill Walsh,File) NO SALES

These multi-band butterfly fish live on reefs and are a species collected by the aquarium trade. (COURTESY PHOTO/ROBERT WINTER)

HILO — Commercial aquarium fish collecting could be returning to Hawaii shores, following a five-month pause.