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Shellfish Exemption Bill Advances in US House of Representatives

A bill that would exempt sea cucumbers, sea urchins and certain mollusks from export and import licensing requirements under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives today. H.R.4245 was introduced by Representative Chellie Pingree of … Continue reading

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Allegations of Corruption in Solomon Islands Bêche-de-mer Fishery

“The products were undervalued because fisheries officers who should be doing their work were instead helping the exporters to defraud the country.”  – Solomon Islands Customs Official Quote in Solomon Star News An article published Monday in the Solomon Star News alleged … Continue reading

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