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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...

PNG Sustainably Collected Livestock Arrives

On Saturday, July 14th, the first North American shipment of sustainably collected marine aquarium animals from EcoAquariums Papua New Guinea (PNG), Ltd. arrived in the United States. This marks the first opportunity since North American aquarists rallied around the new PNG aquarium fishery in late summer 2010 that sustainably collected animals from PNG will be widely available to Americans.

31 Jul 4:45 PM 0 Read More...