Although Hawaiian tourism officials “do not foresee any immediate impact on our visitor industry,” I disagree. Tourism is Hawaii’s main source of income, and a trip there is in no way cheap. Many potential vacationers may want to postpone trips they would have otherwise taken due to the molasses-infested waters. If there were any possibility that I could not swim in the waters after I spent thousands of dollars for a vacation, I would certainly want to wait. The spill occurred a few miles west of the popular tourist area, Waikiki beach, and could eventually impact those with this destination in mind for their vacation. In addition to the tourist industry, the fish industry will definitely suffer. In terms of tourism, many vacationers charter fishing boats while visiting and no fish means no fishing. Fish broker John Hernandez believes the waters will take years to restore. Hawaii’s fishing industry is inelastic because those involved are completely dependent upon it for income. When a waterman already has the necessary equipment, including a license, boat, fish-finding technology, excreta, it is not a simple feat for him or her to change professions and become an accountant, for example. While it may be feasible for them to change from harvesting one type of marine life to another, the molasses spill has eliminated that as an option as it has impacted all forms of life.