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ReefTalk: Research on the Aquarium Fishery in West Hawaii Reef Impacts and Sustainability


Yellow Tangs. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Yellow Tangs. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Dr. Brian Tissot, noted marine ecologist at Washington State University and former UH-Hilo professor, will discuss studies conducted on the aquarium fishery in West Hawaii for the last 15 years. Tissot will be speaking Thursday (Jan 26) at 6:30 p.m. at Kealakehe High School Library.

The talk will focus on data that address controversial issues including collector impacts to the reef, fish mortality rates, and the effects of decompression and venting on yellow tangs. He will also address issues regarding the long-term sustainability of the trade.

Thursday, January 26th
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Kealakehe High School Library, Kailua-Kona

For more information please call UH Sea Grant at 937-9800
Or email

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