BLNR unanimously rejects West Hawaii aquarium fishing EIS

The final environmental impact statement submitted on April 23 was unanimously rejected by the BLNR on Friday. (Courtesy photo/West Hawaii Today)

A proposed environmental impact statement — produced by aquarium fishers to reopen West Hawaii’s coastal waters to 10 commercial aquarium fishermen — was rejected in a 7-0 decision by the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday.