A federal grand jury in Alaska indicted three men on felony charges and seven additional individuals on misdemeanor charges related to violations of the Lacey Act and smuggling protected marine corals from the Philippines into the United States for retail sale.
Aquarium Apocalypse? Can Lacey Act Amendments Really Cripple—or End—The U.S. Aquarium (and Pet) Trade?
Proposed legislation will undoubtedly have severe impacts on the aquarium hobby. Savvy aquarists will not underestimate the dire consequences of failing to consider the implications for themselves, the livelihoods of those involved in the trade, and the many benefits aquariums provide to people and aquatic species.
Since its discovery in 1937, Elassoma alabamae has twice been considered extinct. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced new protections for critical habitat for the federally threatened species.
Out-competed by invasive Western Mosquitofish, the Barrens Topminnow (Fundulus julisia) is struggling to survive, and more help is needed.
The listing generally makes it illegal to import live animals, gametes, viable eggs, or hybrids of these species into the United States.