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Our Ambassadors

Fish are our great ambassadors around the world! They are used to promote tourism for the State of Hawaii, which has the strictest laws of any state regulating the aquarium trade. Smart by nature, the vast majority of all fish in the ocean are easily able to avoid capture and remain in the wild.

 

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1000's Of Fish Waikiki
 
 

 

Tropical Fish Are Thriving in Hawaii


Fish Facts

In Hawaii, only Oahu, Maui and the Big Island Hawaii have any tropical fish collected from them. Nearly 80 percent of dive accessible oceans around these three main Islands are untouched by tropical fish collectors.


Marine fish are the most renewable natural resource because they are the most efficient breeders on the planet. Most fish can reach breeding size in one year and breed once to twice a year.


If you reduce the overall area for fishing, then you detrimentally increase the impact on the unrestricted areas.