Scuba Spearfishing Banned in West Hawaii

Spearfishing whilst Scuba Diving has been banned by the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources after 10 years of discussions and hearings. The board voted 4-2, on Friday June 28th, in favor of the ban after hearing more than six hours of testimony on fishing in the area.

The vote also approved restrictions limiting aquarium fish collection to 40 species

In a survey conducted last year, nearly 90 percent of West Hawaii’s 565 residents supported the scuba ban.

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Stephan Whelan

Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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