Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers

Request to:
Department of Land & Natural Resources
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request Successful
Summary of Request
Roster, as of January 2019, of all persons/entities currently holding a Commercial Aquarium Fish Dealer License issued by the Div. of Aquatic Resources, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii. Roster to please include: the licensee name, business address and status of the permit.

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From Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
Subject Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Jan. 29, 2019, 7:48 a.m.
To Department of Land & Natural Resources
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
Roster, as of January 2019, of all persons/entities currently holding a Commercial Aquarium Fish Dealer License issued by the Div. of Aquatic Resources, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii. Roster to please include: the licensee name, business address and status of the permit.
[... Show complete request text] Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
  1. 1 year, 2 months agoJan. 29, 2019, 7:48 a.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) sent a message to Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From DLNR CO UIPA – Department of Land & Natural Resources
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 6, 2019, 11:14 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Hi Rene, Attached is the requested roster of commercial primary aquarium dealers who were active as of the end of January 2019. Please note that DLNR has not yet established Hawaii Administrative Rules to issue commercial primary dealer licenses. DLNR only has statutory authority to collect reports from primary dealers for purchases of marine life obtained directly from commercial fishers, and HAR authority to set weekly report period submission deadline for primary dealers. The 'Dealer tracking #' in the table is not a Dealer license number. It is a unique tracking number to identify the primary dealer in the database. Let us know if you have any questions. P.S. The $80 check for the previous request has been received. Bin C. Li Administrative Proceedings Coordinator Department of Land & Natural Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel 808-587-1496, Fax 808-587-0390 <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Umberger <<email address>> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:48 AM To: DLNR CO UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. Roster, as of January 2019, of all persons/entities currently holding a Commercial Aquarium Fish Dealer License issued by the Div. of Aquatic Resources, Dept. of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii. Roster to please include: the licensee name, business address and status of the permit. Mahalo, Rene Umberger For the Fishes
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 6, 2019, 11:14 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 6, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
To Department of Land & Natural Resources

Mahalo Bin, Is there any statutory or regulatory requirement that the information provided, such as the address, be accurate? Are there any penalties for inaccurate/falsified records? Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 6, 2019, 12:57 p.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) sent a message to Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From DLNR CO UIPA – Department of Land & Natural Resources
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 6, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

That's a good question. I need to ask our AG folks. Bin C. Li Administrative Proceedings Coordinator Department of Land & Natural Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel 808-587-1496, Fax 808-587-0390 <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Umberger <<email address>> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:57 PM To: DLNR CO UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150] Mahalo Bin, Is there any statutory or regulatory requirement that the information provided, such as the address, be accurate? Are there any penalties for inaccurate/falsified records? Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 6, 2019, 4:28 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 7, 2019, 7:28 a.m.
To Department of Land & Natural Resources

Hi Bin, Can you please confirm that Pete Basabe/Dive Hawaii, and Ian Chun, are not dealers, but just collectors who report sales to dealers? They're on the Dept. of Ag list of aquarium fish shippers, but not on any dealer list. They aren't the only ones, but just the ones that stand out, right away. Also, did the new reporting requirement result in some former dealers, falling off the list because they aren't primary dealers, who purchased directly from collectors? Were there any other reasons why they'd fall off the list, other than selling their business/going out of business? ... Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 7, 2019, 7:28 a.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) sent a message to Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 7, 2019, 7:41 a.m.
To Department of Land & Natural Resources

Hi Bin, Another question on the dealer lists. You earlier provided the aquarium dealer list as of Dec. 2017. Can you please confirm that those businesses/individuals were listed because they had reported purchases/sales in 2017? ... Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 7, 2019, 7:41 a.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) sent a message to Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From DLNR CO UIPA – Department of Land & Natural Resources
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 11, 2019, 1:33 p.m.

Hi Rene, One of the purposes of the dealer report is to verify the amount of reported catch on the fisher's report. So this is one of our data resources or management tools to insure accuracy of our fisheries data collection. Basabe's Dive Hawaii is the name of his business. He is not a dealer. Chun terminated his primary dealership, Hawaiian Black Coral, on 1/17/19. Many of the primary dealers make business decisions or change their business practice all the time. Some can't make a go of it, while others opt not to buy from fishers and instead will purchase from other dealers. In both cases, these are reasons to terminate the primary dealership and the report requirement. Bin C. Li Administrative Proceedings Coordinator Department of Land & Natural Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel 808-587-1496, Fax 808-587-0390 <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Umberger <<email address>> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:28 AM To: DLNR CO UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150] Hi Bin, Can you please confirm that Pete Basabe/Dive Hawaii, and Ian Chun, are not dealers, but just collectors who report sales to dealers? They're on the Dept. of Ag list of aquarium fish shippers, but not on any dealer list. They aren't the only ones, but just the ones that stand out, right away. Also, did the new reporting requirement result in some former dealers, falling off the list because they aren't primary dealers, who purchased directly from collectors? Were there any other reasons why they'd fall off the list, other than selling their business/going out of business? ... Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 11, 2019, 1:33 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From DLNR CO UIPA – Department of Land & Natural Resources
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 11, 2019, 1:36 p.m.

Hi Rene, The list provided as of December 2017, means that as of that date, these are the active primary aquarium dealers. Some dealers remain active, but that does not mean that they are actively purchasing from aquarium collectors. Because a primary aquarium dealer license does not exist, it does not cost the dealers anything to maintain a report requirement with DLNR. And, they are not required to actively purchase anything. They just have to report purchases or did not purchases on a weekly report period basis. Bin C. Li Administrative Proceedings Coordinator Department of Land & Natural Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel 808-587-1496, Fax 808-587-0390 <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Umberger <<email address>> Sent: Thursday, February 07, 2019 7:42 AM To: DLNR CO UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150] Hi Bin, Another question on the dealer lists. You earlier provided the aquarium dealer list as of Dec. 2017. Can you please confirm that those businesses/individuals were listed because they had reported purchases/sales in 2017? ... Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 11, 2019, 1:36 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From Rene Umberger (For the Fishes)
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 11, 2019, 3:43 p.m.
To Department of Land & Natural Resources

Dear Bin, To make sure I understand: anyone who purchases aquarium fish directly from a collector(s) is a dealer who is required to report? Pete Basabe is not on any of the aquarium rosters I've been given over the years. Can you confirm that he's never been a dealer? ... Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 11, 2019, 3:43 p.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) sent a message to Department of Land & Natural Resources.
From DLNR CO UIPA – Department of Land & Natural Resources
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150]
Date Feb. 13, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

Hi Rene, I got your phone message just now. See below for our answers. Bin C. Li Administrative Proceedings Coordinator Department of Land & Natural Resources 1151 Punchbowl Street, Room 130 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Tel 808-587-1496, Fax 808-587-0390 <<email address>>
-----Original Message----- From: Rene Umberger <<email address>> Sent: Monday, February 11, 2019 3:44 PM To: DLNR CO UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: RE: Records Request for Department of Land & Natural Resources: Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers [#150] Dear Bin, To make sure I understand: anyone who purchases aquarium fish directly from a collector(s) is a dealer who is required to report? Yes, if he/she purchases from another independent collector. Pete Basabe is not on any of the aquarium rosters I've been given over the years. Can you confirm that he's never been a dealer? We confirm that he's never been a dealer. ... P.S. As we discussed yesterday, we encourage you to turn over the information you have to DOCARE and ask them to conduct an investigation. Sincerely yours Rene Umberger
  1. 1 year, 1 month agoFeb. 13, 2019, 12:16 p.m.: Received an email from Department of Land & Natural Resources.
  2. 1 year agoMarch 3, 2019, 9:38 a.m.: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) set status to 'Request Successful'.
  3. 1 month, 2 weeks agoFeb. 15, 2020, midnight: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) made the request 'Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers' public.
  4. 1 month, 2 weeks agoFeb. 15, 2020, midnight: Rene Umberger (For the Fishes) published an attachment on request Roster of Aquarium Fish Dealers.