Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Big Picture – Freedom, Collaboration and Vigilance in the Name of Conservation

It’s high time that we recognize that our freedom and our biodiversity are linked together. We cannot have an abundance of the former without an abundance of the latter. – H. Bruce Rinker Dr. H. Bruce Rinker’s most recent offering in … Continue reading

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How Many Wild Orange Clownfish Does the Aquarium Trade Harvest? (Excerpt)

The following excerpt is from an online article published yesterday by Reef to Rainforest. One addition is that the blogger in question–the one who appears to have first used the statistic of 200,000 orange clownfish imported–corrected his mistake when I … Continue reading

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USFWS Errs but Aquarium Trade Still Spooked

As I reported earlier, USFWS wildlife inspectors at the Port of Los Angeles began notifying aquarium trade import and wholesale businesses today that it would be illegal to import any of the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened under … Continue reading

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USFWS Notifies Aquarium Businesses that Importing Listed Corals is Illegal

This blog post was followed by a second post later in the day providing more information. -Ed. Early this afternoon Eastern Standard Time, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement at the Port of Los Angles … Continue reading

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ESA Listed Coho Salmon Season Opens in Oregon

Oregon’s wild coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) season opened this week in many of the State’s coastal rivers and bays. From now until 30 November (or earlier if quotas are reached) anglers will have the opportunity to keep one wild coho … Continue reading

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Is the Aquarium Trade under Attack?

In recent days, the number of marine aquarium trade media outlets and trade advocates repeating some variation of the phrase “Our Hobby is under Attack” has increased exponentially. But is it true? Is the aquarium hobby or trade really under … Continue reading

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PIJAC Goes Public

If you’ve been following my recent writings about the marine aquarium trade and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), you know I have recently been somewhat critical of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). I have been most critical of … Continue reading

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