National legislation as well as bans under the international CITES agreement not slowing the trade in seahorse products.
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Millions of seahorses meet their doom each year as by-catch in a fisherman’s net. Less-charming fish may share the same fate.
Project Seahorse*, a marine conservation research unit based at The University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, is applauding Thailand’s decision to end seahorse exports until it can trade in a sustainable manner, without damaging their wild populations. We spoke to Dr. Amanda Vincent, Director, Project Seahorse and Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries about the decision.
The Philippines government now has a plan to move toward sustainable seahorse fisheries and trade, thanks to a successful consultative forum held in March in Cebu, according to Dr. Sarah Foster.
Exports of a vulnerable seahorse species from two west African countries are now banned, thanks to work carried out by Project Seahorse and funded by UK-based wildlife charity, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.
Abstract: All possible tools need to be marshalled for marine fish conservation. Yet controversy has swirled around what role, if any, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered...