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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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Is the Aquarium Trade under Attack?

In recent days, the number of marine aquarium trade media outlets and trade advocates repeating some variation of the phrase “Our Hobby is under Attack” has increased exponentially. But is it true? Is the aquarium hobby or trade really under … Continue reading

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Orange Clownfish a Step Closer to Endangered Species Act Listing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) found that the orange clownfish (also commonly called the percula clownfish and bearing the scientific name Amphiprion percula)¬†may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). NMFS cited … Continue reading

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