In May 2007, HEPCA succeeded in obtaining a new decree from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to nullify a previous decree that allowed the fishing and exporting of colored reef fish to Europe and other international markets. HEPCA had launched a huge campaign and lobbied with other agencies, enthusiastic individuals, and major media representatives for this revision to the law.
Such achievements show that big changes can occur when we work together. HEPCA is concerned with the bigger picture - changing the root cause of problems rather than attacking individual operators, in this case, fishermen. We are currently fighting numerous advocacy cases in the hope for achieving positive change.