CORAL - Ret Talbot

CITES Draft Decisions Give Banggai Cardinalfish a Reprieve

On Monday, the European Union withdrew its proposal to list the Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) under CITES Appendix II.

13 Oct 5:04 PM 1 Read More...

Finding Dory: A Darker Side?

A relatively small number of aquarists are viewing with growing concern the current publicity wave for the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie titled “Finding Dory” and featuring this fish: a Blue or Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus).

04 Mar 2:12 PM 6 Read More...

New Anti-Aquarium Bills Come Before Legislature in Hawaii

Hawaii is, in many ways, the chosen battleground for some of the most engaged and vocal anti-aquarium-trade activists advancing arguments ranging from fishery sustainability to animal welfare.

28 Jan 2:57 PM 7 Read More...

Banggai Cardinalfish to be Listed Under ESA—Endangered Species Act

The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, is the first saltwater aquarium fish listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NMFS may initiate rulemaking which could limit or end the trade in Banggai Cardinalfish, including aquacultured fish.

19 Jan 9:37 AM 4 Read More...

CORAL Excerpt: Stopping the Plunder

The fact that the majority of marine aquarium fishes entering U.S. markets originate in the Philippines has long worried some aquarium trade stakeholders and critics. The concerns stem largely from the fact that illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing has been so prevalent in this nation of 7,107 islands and the government has appeared so unwilling to address it.

29 Oct 5:30 PM 2 Read More...