CORAL Magazine GIANT CLAMS Issue, November/December 2012
A commercial fish collector whose career spans over five decades, Henry Feddern was there in the beginning of the marine aquarium hobby. He was one of a tiny cadre of aquatic mavericks squeezing out their living by introducing their exotic catches into a radical saltwater trade still in its infancy.
International law has failed to protect coral reefs and tropical fish from being decimated by a growing collectors market, but U.S. reforms can lead the way towards making the trade more responsible, ecologically sustainable and humane. That’s the view of 18 experts, including Washington State University marine ecologist Brian Tissot, writing in the journal Marine Policy.