This is an opportunity to highlight Hawaii's Fishing Regulations, particularly HAR 13-95 "Coral and Live Rocks:"
Unlawful to take, break or damage, with any implement, any stony coral from the waters of the State, including any reef or mushroom coral.
Unlawful to sell or offer for sale any stony coral.
This incident also demonstrates the value of community participation in the monitoring, reporting and enforcement process.
Here are a few additional photos of the incident courtesy of photographer Bo Pardau: