Category Archives: Aquaculture

‘Dory’ Bred in Captivity for First Time (Excerpt)

The following is excerpted from my full article on this significant breakthrough in marine ornamental aquaculture published in National Geographic. Breeding the popular blue tang in captivity is an important step toward protecting wild fish and reefs from destructive practices. … Continue reading

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National Media Ignores the Data in Favor of Riding ‘Bluefish’ Wave

You’ve heard that the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’ is coming out, correct? If so, you’ve probably also heard the new movie is called ‘Finding Dory’ and features the blue tang (Paracanthurus hepatus) voiced by Ellen DeGeneres. To the best of my knowledge, … Continue reading

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PIJAC Strongly Recommends NMFS Not Prohibit Trade in Banggai Cardinalfish

Following Wednesday’s news that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will list the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), in a prepared statement, strongly urged the agency to … Continue reading

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WildEarth Guardians Commends Banggai Cardinalfish ESA Listing

Today WildEarth Guardians, the environmental organization that petitioned National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to list the Banggai Cardinalfish(Pterapogon kauderni) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), commended the agency on its decision to list the species. “Providing protections for the Banggai … Continue reading

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Banggai Cardinalfish to be Listed Under Endangered Species Act

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) posted for public inspection its final rule to list the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). When the final rule goes into effect, the species will be the first … Continue reading

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No ESA Listing for Orange Clownfish

The National Marine Fisheries Service announced today that they will not list the orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) at this time. The orange clownfish, better known to the general public as Nemo … Continue reading

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Test Results Refute Mercury Scare In Frozen Fish Food

Two weeks ago, Thomas Brown of Thomas Vision Reef reported unconfirmed test resultsshowing that “one of the top three frozen fish foods” had dangerously high concentrations of mercury in it. According to Brown, “estimated mercury levels exceeded 20 mg per … Continue reading

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