Whether we like it or not, aquaculture is absolutely a necessary component of a any aquarium trade we hope to see in the future.
Could the intentional pursuit of breeding hybrid dwarf angelfishes revitalize a lagging focal point of ornamental marine fish aquaculture?
Anti-Aquarium activists in Hawaii are using a new tactic in 2015, alleging that the collection and handling of reef fishes for the aquarium trade amounts to “cruel treatment”—but does this stand up to facts gathered by marine scientists?
Earlier this week, aquarium fisherman Jay Lovell pleaded not guilty in Hawaii to charges of “terroristic threatening” in a widely publicized altercation between Lovell and anti-aquarium activist Rene Umberger.
Is an Indo-Pacific lionfish loose in the tropical Atlantic really a problem?
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.
BREEDING SUCCESS: Volume 9, Number 2
It has been with much disappointment that I read the article, “U.S. Considers Endangered Species Protection for 82 Stony Coral Species” recently published in CORAL and the numerous internet discussions it has spawned. What could have been an informative article on the Endangered Species Act was hijacked by Marshall Meyers to promote the knee-jerk reaction that this action must be stopped at all costs, which has become all too predictable from the hobby.