Aquarium Trade Provides Incentives to Protect Wild Reefs

In the case of coral reefs, supplying the home aquarium trade with locally cultivated corals can provide real economic benefits to small island communities, and thus, an incentive to protect the reefs from which the mother colonies are obtained.f

11 Dec 3:32 PM 0

Aquarium Fisheries Updates from Hawaii

If made law, the West Hawaii rules package would impose bag and slot (size) limits on three species of fishes commonly fished for the aquarium trade, establish a 40-species “white list” of fishes permitted for aquarium take, and create a new fishery replenishment area in South Kona, where no aquarium fishing would be allowed.

11 Dec 11:28 AM 0

Hawaii Hearings on Aquarium Livestock Starting

RELEASE FROM the Pet Industry Joint Council (PIJAC)
Hawaii Agency To Hold Public Hearings To Adopt New Rules Governing Marine Ornamental Fish

** 1st Hearing Set For December 5th **

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The Issue:The Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold public hearings on December 5th to receive…

05 Dec 4:28 PM 0

List of Corals Proposed for US Endangered Species Status

66 Species of stony corals that NOAA Fisheries is proposing for Endangered or Threatened Species Status (November 30, 2012)

01 Dec 10:28 AM 4

NOAA Proposes Endangered Listing for 66 Stony Coral Species

NOAA Fisheries is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species: 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean.

30 Nov 4:31 PM 3