Fishing with Dynamite
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Although dynamite fishing is no applied method in aquarium fisheries in the Philippines, nor elsewhere, we have chosen to include this documentary in our exhibition on Marine Aquarium Fishery and Trade in South East Asia.
This video unveils the reasoning of poor fishermen in Asia to use destructive fishing methods: they are cheap, they are effective and they provide a relatively high yield at low effort. Forced by the low prices paid for their product and lack of negotiating power, these fishermen will just try to make the most out of nothing.
This is not only true for dynamite fishing, but for cyanide use as well. It confirms the conclusion that any change in respect to environmental awareness and an attitude towards conservation will only develop when fishermen benefit from social justice and development in the same time.
Therefore we invite you to watch this video and apply what you take from it to the aquarium fishery in South East Asia too.
Turf War in Hawai'i
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The legislative session in Hawai'i opened on 16th Jan. 2013 and by now 12 bills have been introduced, related to the aquarium fishery.
Please support the Hawaiian Aquarium Industry! Track the status of bills at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/ and send tesimony online.