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USGS Confirms 36th Non-Native Marine Fish Species Found in Florida

Today the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced a West Pacific Ocean fish species commonly known as the blotched foxface rabbitfish (Siganus unimaculatus) was successfully captured off Dania Beach, Florida.  According to the USGS, this is the first record of the species … Continue reading

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CITES CoP17 Marine Species Scorecard

For the last several days, I’ve been covering the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). While all the proceedings are important–this is arguably one of the … Continue reading

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Proposal to List Thresher Sharks under CITES Adopted in Committee

A proposal (CoP17 Prop. 43) to list the genus Alopias, commonly known as the thresher sharks, under CITES Appendix II was adopted today in committee at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP17) to CITES. The Committee’s decision must … 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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SENA16 through the Lens of Corporate, Social & Personal Responsibility

The Seafood Expo North America (SENA) is North America’s largest seafood show, bringing exhibitors from more than 40 countries to Boston for three days of meeting, greeting and, most importantly, selling to North American buyers of seafood and seafood-related products. … Continue reading

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Data Resources for Marine Aquarium Trade

Today I will present a talk at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Washington, D.C., titled “The Devil is in the Data; Why Data Matter.” During the talk I will mention several resources audience members may want to … Continue reading

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Abundant, Underutilized and (Often) Data-deficient – A Problematic Trend in Popular Seafood Advice (excerpt)

The following excerpt is from a piece I published today at The Fish Site. While fairly good, data-based advice does exist for the most popular seafood choices, the same often cannot be said about less familiar species increasingly promoted as … Continue reading

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