Hearings for Kona men cited for illegal aquarium fish, gear rescheduled

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)

Arraignment and plea hearings for two Kona men accused of illegally harvesting aquarium fish offshore of Kawaihae in February have been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.