Accepted by default: BLNR’s tie vote opens the door for aquarium fishing EIS

  • After a tie vote by the BLNR on Friday, an RFEIS proposing the reopening of west Hawaii's coastal waters to aquarium fishing is poised to gain acceptance. (Pixabay/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Suzanne Case

  • After a tie vote by the BLNR on Friday, an RFEIS proposing the reopening of west Hawaii’s coastal waters to aquarium fishing is poised to gain acceptance. (Courtesy Photo/West Hawaii Today)

A revised final environmental impact statement proposing the reopening of West Hawaii’s coastal waters to aquarium fishing is poised to gain acceptance from the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.