Aquarium fishing ban upheld

Bill Walsh, Oregon State University via AP file

A school of yellow tang swim off the coast of Hawai‘i Island in this undated photo.

HONOLULU — The state’s Environmental Council has upheld the state Board of Land and Natural Resources’ decision to maintain the ban on collecting fish for the aquarium-pet trade off the west coast of Hawai‘i Island, and to reject an environmental impact statement aimed at restarting the destructive practice.