Aquarium fish are global ambassadors of HAWAI’I’s majestic character
Click above to learn and see more about how fish are collected, how fisheries are promoting conservation, and what marine scientists have to say about fish collection.
If you’ve been mesmerized by tropical fish before, you may have wondered how those fish got to the tank and if that collection harmed the habitats in which the fish once lived.
Fish collection is sustainable and the government regulates collection. Populations of popular aquarium fish, such as the Yellow Tang, have increased steadily. Hawai'i regulations ensure that much of the inshore areas are protected habitats for fish.