After Attempt to Force His Hand, Judge Rules That Aquarium Collecting Permits Are Invalid

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In September, when the Hawai‘i Supreme Court ruled that commercial aquarium fish collection permits issued by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources require an environmental review, many thought an injunction closing the fishery would soon follow. The high court had remanded the matter of crafting an injunction to the lower court. Last month, Circuit Judge Jeffrey Crabtree allowed fishery representatives to intervene in the case and had not issued an injunction by mid-month.

Displeased with the pace at which Crabtree was implementing the high court’s order, as well as his decision to allow the Pet . . .

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