HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Thieves made off with 20 fish from the Waikiki Aquarium over the weekend. 20 of the aquarium's 27 adult moi were taken from an outdoor tank.
The thieves cut through netting on top of the tank to get to the fish. The fish were a gift from Anuenue Fisheries, which is no longer in operation, and are valued at $1,500.
Officials at the aquarium say that the fish were being fed fish food, and therefore were not fit for human consumption, if the thieves were looking to eat them. The fish were tagged internally for identification.
The moi or Pacific threadfin is found only in Hawaiian waters. In ancient times, moi were reserved exclusively for Hawaiian royalty.
Anyone with information about the theft should call police.
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