Kona men cited for illegal aquarium fish, gear

The inspection allegedly turned up aquarium fishing gear, including a small mesh net, aboard the vessel, according to the department. The vessel’s hold also contained 550 live tropical fish of various species. (DLNR/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Two Kona men were cited Thursday for illegal harvesting of aquarium fish offshore of Kawaihae, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Friday afternoon.