CORAL Video: PNG Fishery Gets a 3rd Look

07 Jul, 2014

A sample slide from the riveting PNG webinar by Thane Militz

A sample slide from the riveting PNG webinar by Thane Militz

Thane Militz, a Ph.D. candidate with Australia’s James Cook University, is currently getting his feet (and everything else) wet in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Proceeded by the NGO-backed SEASMART Program (which should be very familiar to long-time CORAL Magazine readers) and the subsequent EcoAquariums PNG export operation spearheaded by Dan Navin, this latest effort represents a third look at the marine aquarium fishery and opportunities in Papua New Guinea.

Current research objectives are outlined as:
1) Establishing sustainable catch limits
2) Developing culture techniques
3) Trialing restocking programs to replenish reef populations
4) To see if the marine trade can ‘spay and neuter’ aquarium fish through sterilization.

The following 15 minute “webinar” by Militz provides an encompassing first look at what’s in store for this latest PNG effort.

We invite you to follow along on the Marine Aquarium Trade Research: PNG Facebook page; Militz would love your feedback. We will bring you more as this project continues to move forward.

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Reef To Rainforest
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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

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