Category Archives: Indo-Pacific

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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Special Report from Philippines on Marine Aquarium Trade Data

Some of you may be wondering where I’ve been lately, as I’ve yet to publish a single blog entry at GoodCatchBlog.com so far this month. I’ve actually been quite busy reporting from the Philippines on a fishery sector I’ve covered frequently over … Continue reading

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NMFS Moves Ahead with Endangered Listing for Three Corals

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will move forward with listing three coral species as “Endangered” under the Endangered Species Act, according to a document obtained from NMFS staff today. The three coral species are Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana. In … Continue reading

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Marine Aquarium Trade Data and Why It Matters [Excerpt]

When it comes to the marine aquarium trade, there are precious few indisputable realities quantified—the trade has almost no data. [The following is an excerpt from a piece I published at The Fish Channel.] I had a high school science … 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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Baramundi – Truly a Better Fish?

“Farmed fish done well is a great solution to ‘what’s for dinner?’, food security and health.” -Josh Goldman Co-founder/CEO Australis Aquaculture Those of you who have been following my coverage of Seafood Expo North America (SENA15) know that I’m taking a … Continue reading

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Philippines to Collaborate with New England Aquarium on Marine Aquarium Data

Today Philippine Undersecretary for Fisheries Asis Perez signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the New England Aquarium and the Philippines Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) outlining a pilot project that will allow New England Aquarium staff to assess marine … Continue reading

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NMFS Solicits Public Comment on Protective Regulations for Listed Coral Species

Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) officially began soliciting public input as they consider developing a section 4(d) rule for the 20 species of coral recently listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and … Continue reading

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First Bluefin of 2015 Sells for Bargain Price of $37,500

The first bluefin tuna of 2015 sold at auction Saturday at the famous Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market (Tsukiji Market) for $37,500–a precipitous drop from 2013’s record-breaking $1.76 million and nearly half the price of last year’s fish. The buyer … Continue reading

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NMFS Proposes to List Banggai Cardinalfish under Endangered Species Act

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has completed its 12-month finding for seven marine species, and tomorrow will publish a proposed rule to list six of them (including the Banggai cardinalfish) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “We have determined that, based … Continue reading

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