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Hawaiian Bill to Establish Endangered Marine Species Task Force Advances

Tomorrow the House Committee on Finance (FIN) will hear HB 2025 HD1, a measure that would establish a marine species task force to identify ten vital marine species vulnerable to extinction if take levels of those species increase. For a … Continue reading

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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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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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How Polarizing the Clownfish ESA Listing Causes Everyone to Lose

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recently announced they listed 20 species of coral as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and are now moving forward with a status review of the orange … 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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