Category Archives: Ornamental Fisheries

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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Emotion over Data – Condemning Hawaii’s Aquarium Fishery

Today Honolulu Magazine published an article that characterizes aquarium fisheries as “horrifying.” No doubt, that assessment will sit well with a majority of the Magazine’s readers, as they peruse the glossy pages replete with information about extravagant dining opportunities, lavish entertainment venues and … Continue reading

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Using Data to Shape the Future of a Sustainable Global Marine Aquarium Trade [Excerpt]

A Philippine collaboration with New England Aquarium on Marine Aquarium Data could be a game-changer. The following article was published at The Fish Channel. This is an excerpt from that article. In March of 2015, Philippine Undersecretary for Fisheries Asis … Continue reading

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Data Collection Tool for Aquarium Trade is Finalist in Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge

The New England Aquarium was selected as one of forty-four finalists in the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge with a project that aims to improve the identification of illegal trade in marine aquarium animals. The project is titled “Live digital invoices for real-time data analytics … 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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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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