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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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Trafficking in Protected Species Sends Two Florida Men to Jail

Yesterday, two Florida men were sent to prison over wildlife trafficking in state and federally protected reptiles. While this case did not involve fishes, it points to ongoing problems with the wildlife trade and suggest why some would rather just see it … Continue reading

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Today is “World Wildlife Day.” Many of the people I have come to know through my involvement with the marine aquarium trade have enthusiastically shared this fact through social media throughout the day. They have “liked” and shared images and … Continue reading

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