Aquarium industry submits revised EIS: Fishing permits, allowable species to be reduced

  • An orangespine unicornfish and an island Jack (ulua) get a body cleaning from a cleaner wrasse in Kahalu’u. (Reiko Sekine/Community Contributor)

  • Only yellow tang, kole, orangespine unicornfish, potter’s angelfish, brown surgeonfish, Thompson’s surgeonfish, black surgeonfish and bird wrasse (pictured) would be allowed to be taken, under the plan. (Pixabay/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Only yellow tang, kole (pictured), orangespine unicornfish, potter’s angelfish, brown surgeonfish, Thompson’s surgeonfish, black surgeonfish and bird wrasse would be allowed to be taken, under the plan. (Photos from Pixabay/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Only yellow tang (pictured), kole, orangespine unicornfish, potter’s angelfish, brown surgeonfish, Thompson’s surgeonfish, black surgeonfish and bird wrasse would be allowed to be taken, under the plan.

A revised environmental impact statement from a commercial aquarium collectors’ group states it will rely on fish population trend data and projected population trends to implement catch quotas along the West Hawaii coast.