CORAL - Ret Talbot

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...

No ESA Listing for Orange Clownfish

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that they will not list the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at this time.

24 Aug 2:50 PM 0 Read More...

Test Results Refute Mercury Scare in Frozen Fish Food

Certified lab testing debunks claims of dangerously high levels of mercury in frozen aquarium fish foods.

30 Apr 8:18 PM 4 Read More...

Mercury Megadose? No Proof in Sight

“Now I was painted as the man who cried wolf but that is just one mans [sic] take on it,” says Thomas Brown.

23 Apr 1:06 PM 11 Read More...

Crying Wolf: Mercury in Aquarium Fish Foods, Social Media and the Controversy that Shouldn't Have Been

Ret Talbot discusses currently unsubstantiated reports of potentially alarming levels of mercury allegedly found in an unnamed frozen aquarium fish food.

20 Apr 11:19 AM 17 Read More...