Category Archives: Endangered Species Act (ESA)

EU Withdraws Proposal to Include the Banggai Cardinalfish on CITES Appendix II

The European Union withdrew its proposal near the end of the day today to include the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). The withdrawal came … Continue reading

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UK Trade Association Opposes CITES Listing for Endangered Reef Fish

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA), a UK entity created to “promote and protect the ornamental aquatic industry” announced its opposition to a CITES listing of the popular marine aquarium fish known as the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni). The meeting of … Continue reading

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Shellfish Exemption Bill Advances in US House of Representatives

A bill that would exempt sea cucumbers, sea urchins and certain mollusks from export and import licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives today. H.R.4245 was introduced by Representative Chellie Pingree of … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Bill to Establish Endangered Marine Species Task Force Advances

Tomorrow the House Committee on Finance (FIN) will hear HB 2025 HD1, a measure that would establish a marine species task force to identify ten vital marine species vulnerable to extinction if take levels of those species increase. For a … Continue reading

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Hearing of Hawaii Aquarium Fishery-Related Bill Scheduled

The first aquarium-related bill of the 2016 legislative session in Hawaii will be heard Wednesday in the House Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs (OMH). “HB 2025 – Relating to Marine Species” would establish a marine species task … Continue reading

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Advocacy Groups May Sue over Queen Conch ESA Decision

Two advocacy groups notified the National Marine Fisheries Service today that they intended to litigate the agency’s decision to not list the queen conch (Strombus gigas) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Calling the agency’s review of the species, “a … 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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