Category Archives: Indo-Pacific

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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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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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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