Tag Archives: National Marine Fisheries Service

Aquarium Industry Lobbying Group Updates Webpage to Remove Misinformation

The Pet Industry Joint Advisor Council (PIJAC) updated its Aquatic Defense Fund webpage earlier this month to correct or remove much of the misinformation previously published on the lobbying group’s landing page for the aquarium industry. As a lobbying group, PIJAC … Continue reading

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First Corals to be Listed as Endangered Under the ESA?

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposed listing three species of coral as “endangered” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). If the proposed rule stands, Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana will become the first coral species to be listed … Continue reading

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NMFS Proposes to List Banggai Cardinalfish under Endangered Species Act

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has completed its 12-month finding for seven marine species, and tomorrow will publish a proposed rule to list six of them (including the Banggai cardinalfish) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). “We have determined that, based … Continue reading

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How Many Wild Orange Clownfish Does the Aquarium Trade Harvest? (Excerpt)

The following excerpt is from an online article published yesterday by Reef to Rainforest. One addition is that the blogger in question–the one who appears to have first used the statistic of 200,000 orange clownfish imported–corrected his mistake when I … Continue reading

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USFWS Errs but Aquarium Trade Still Spooked

As I reported earlier, USFWS wildlife inspectors at the Port of Los Angeles began notifying aquarium trade import and wholesale businesses today that it would be illegal to import any of the 20 species of corals recently listed as threatened under … Continue reading

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USFWS Notifies Aquarium Businesses that Importing Listed Corals is Illegal

This blog post was followed by a second post later in the day providing more information. -Ed. Early this afternoon Eastern Standard Time, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Office of Law Enforcement at the Port of Los Angles … Continue reading

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ESA Listed Coho Salmon Season Opens in Oregon

Oregon’s wild coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) season opened this week in many of the State’s coastal rivers and bays. From now until 30 November (or earlier if quotas are reached) anglers will have the opportunity to keep one wild coho … Continue reading

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