Heros Act Provisions Threaten Pet Ownership
Interstate pet trade at risk: “Making tropical pets or saltwater fish illegal to transport into the Midwest makes no logical sense,” says PIJAC, outlining one possible outcome of proposed expansion of FWS oversight and scope.
All Hands On Deck In Florida’s FWC vs. Pet Trade Fight
Florida’s pet trade and pet owners are facing a full-on assault on their ability to keep, culture, and sell the vast majority of organisms that currently make up the pet trade. In short, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is proposing two variations on a strict white list approach to pet trade regulation in the name of preventing future invasive species problems. These proposals may restrict the total amount of species across all subsets of the pet hobby to as few as perhaps only 200 total species across the entirety of the pet trade.
CORAL Magazine’s 2020 Retrospective
Farewell to Bob Fenner and Jack Randall: Looking Back at 2020
For many, 2020 was the worst of years, with many people suffering grievous losses. The CORAL family said farewell to the much-loved Bob Fenner, and to the world’s greatest reef fish ichthyologist Dr. Jack Randall. We pause to look back at the stories most read and recommended…
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Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.