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#KeepEmWet Isn’t Just for Anglers Anymore

Perhaps it’s the case that people engaging passionately in a hobby–and interacting primarily with other hobbyists–are, at least to a certain extent, tone deaf to the optics of certain practices considered “normal” in that hobby. Consider, for example, the way a non-angler … Continue reading

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How Big is the Aquarium Fishery? – Another Look at the Data

On Thursday, I blogged about a LiveScience op-ed piece titled “Are Aquariums Ruining Coral Reef Biodiveristy?” In my blog entry, I explored, in part, the comparison the article’s author, Rod Fujita of the Environmental Defense Fund, made between seafood fisheries and aquarium fisheries, and, more … Continue reading

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India’s Underground Marine Aquarium Trade

While roughly 90 percent of the marine aquarium trade’s animals originate on reefs, only about 10 percent of freshwater aquarium fishes have ever seen a natural ecosystem. Is the freshwater trade therefore above reproach when it comes to sustainability? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Time We Support Truly Sustainable Fisheries?

Developed nations view ‘beachfront property’ as an exclusive, premium property. In our case, [it is] inundation, overfishing, hardship, and challenging as we continue to live on it as ‘home’. – Marshall Islands Fisheries Director Glen Joseph I report quite frequently on … Continue reading

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