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What about the ‘S’ Word? – Seafood Sustainability Today

If you’ve been following my coverage of this year’s Seafood Expo North America (SENA15), you know I found it noteworthy how many times I heard speakers presenting in the “Seafood Sustainability” conference track speaking about the word “sustainable” in a less than … Continue reading

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New Bill Proposes 10-Year Moratorium on Aquarium Fishing in Hawaii

The third aquarium bill is, along with HB 511, pending introduction in the Hawaii Legislature, bringing the total number of aquarium-related bills in play for 2015 to three. House Bill 606 would establishes a 10-year moratorium on the taking of … Continue reading

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Part II of the Sustainably Minded Aquarist Published

Part II in my ten-part series titled “The Sustainably Minded Marine Aquarist” is out at Advanced Aquarist Online Magazine. In it, I discuss why sustainably minded aquarists will go out of their way to source animals from the smaller developing island … Continue reading

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Seafood Expo North America 2014 Wrap-Up

The Boston Convention Center, with its more than 500,000 square feet of cavernous exhibit space, was recently home to the 2014 Seafood Expo North America (#SENA14). It was the Northeast’s largest convention center playing host to the largest seafood industry … 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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Sea Shepherd Launches Anti-Aquarium Trade Campaign in Hawaii

Today the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society launched Operation Reef Defense, a campaign spearheaded by Sea Shepherd Vice-President Robert Wintner to shut down marine aquarium fisheries. In the Jan/Feb 2011 issue of Coral Magazine, I wrote an article called “Postcards from Hawaii” in which … Continue reading

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Paths to Reform for Aquarium Fisheries

As some of you familiar with my work know, I cover all types of fisheries. Over the past few years, I have reported frequently on marine aquarium fisheries, especially those in developing island nations of the Pacific. I have come … Continue reading

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