Sri Lanka: Then, Now & Tomorrow (References)

13 Jun, 2015


Sri Lanka: Looking back and ahead at the island
where the marine aquarium livestock trade got its start

By Michael Tuccinardi
CORAL, July/August 2015

Further Reading & References

Dee, L., Horii, S. and Thornhill, D. 2013. Conservation and Management of Ornamental Coral Reef Wildlife: Successes, Shortcomings, and Future Directions. Biological Conservation 169: 225-237

Ekaratne, U.K. 2000. A Review of the Status and Trends of Exported Ornamental Fish Resources and their Habitats in Sri Lanka. Bay of Bengal Programme, Chennai, India.

Jonklaas, R. 1975. Collecting Marine Tropicals. TFH Publications, Jersey City, NJ.

Howard, J.A. 2012. Coral Reef Fish the Aquarium Trade: Ecological Impacts and Socio-Cultural Influences in Southern Sri Lanka. PhD Thesis, Durham University.

Rajasuriya, A. 2009. Status of the Marine Aquarium in Galle and Matara Districts. Colombo, Sri Lanka. CENARA Reports, Marine Aquarium Fishery South Coast 2009.

Wijesekara, R.G.S. and Yakupitiyage, A. 2001. Ornamental Fish Industry in Sri Lanka: Present Status and Future Trends. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation 3: 241–253

Wood, E. 1985. Exploitation of Coral Reef Fishes for the Aquarium Trade. Ross-on-Wye,UK: Marine Conservation Society

Wood, E. and Rajasuriya, A. 1999. Sri Lanka Marine Aquarium Fishery Conservation and Management Issues. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Marine Conservation Society and National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA)

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Mike Tuccinardi

With a background spanning retail, wholesale, and aquarium fish import, Mike Tuccinardi began working at a local fish store in his early teens and has been following the fish ever since. After a stint in Florida working for a major importer and tropical fish farm, Mike has traveled through Asia and South America visiting aquarium fish exporters, collectors, and fishing communities. He currently serves on the advisory board of Project Piaba as well as the steering committee for the IUCN’s Home Aquarium Fish Sub-Group (HAFSG). When not traveling, Mike resides in Boulder, CO with his wife and is pursuing a Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. He is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine.

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