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Lionfish Import Ban approved by Florida FWC; Could be Slippery Slope

Florida’s new Lionfish Import Ban eliminates 10 Pterois spp. starting August 1, 2014.

18 Jun 5:17 PM 1 Read More...

Banggai Cardinal Moves Closer to Endangered Species Listing

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is moving forward with the process that could lead to the listing of the Banggai Cardinalfish under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), an action that could ultimately lead to the end of the trade in the popular marine aquarium species.

31 Mar 2:15 PM 2 Read More...

Florida Ponders a Ban on Lionfish Imports

Is an Indo-Pacific lionfish loose in the tropical Atlantic really a problem?

08 Mar 12:30 PM 11 Read More...

Marine Aquarium Trade: A Force for Good in Saving Coral Reefs

Some environmental groups are, in fact, calling for bans on the harvest of reef fishes and invertebrates—bans that could be enforced by import restrictions imposed by importing countries, especially in North America and Europe.

31 Jan 11:46 AM 4 Read More...

An Aquarist’s Notes: Turbulence in Hawaii

I was, quite frankly, shocked that a commercial fishery in U.S. waters would be so unregulated.

18 Dec 4:49 PM 2 Read More...