What I get from this, is they want to ban sale of aquarium fish harvested from hawaii. To get the universities and such on board they make it legal to collect if you have a permit. They state for "aquariums purposes". That doesn't mean selling, that means the public aquarium or research aquarium can hire someone with a permit to collect some fish for them.
You have to watch what they say. They use the term aquarium, but I don't think they're talking about personal aquariums.
Originally Posted by austinsdad
That still only says to me that unless you have a permit, stay out of the water. Add " if you do not have a permit" to the bold section. Does that look better?
It doesn't say you can sell them, only harvest for aquarium purposes, whatever that means.