Tag Archives: Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

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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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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PIJAC Condemns “Eaten Alive” but Still Misfires on Aquarium Trade

In a statement issued yesterday, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) condemned the Discovery Channel’s recently aired special “Eaten Alive,” saying: The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) condemns the recent airing of Discovery’s Eaten Alive special in which an … Continue reading

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President and CEO of PIJAC Continues Spread of Disinformation

The president and CEO of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Ed Sayres, attended the Aquatic Experience this past weekend and blogged about it on Monday. In his blog entry, Sayres asks, “[W]hy is the aquatics community under attack by … Continue reading

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PIJAC Goes Public

If you’ve been following my recent writings about the marine aquarium trade and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), you know I have recently been somewhat critical of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC). I have been most critical of … Continue reading

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