ExploiTATioN AND CoNsERvATioN oF EChiNoDERMs

@inproceedings{Gibson2009ExploiTATioNAC,
  title={ExploiTATioN AND CoNsERvATioN oF EChiNoDERMs},
  author={Robert N. Gibson and Jr. Robert E. Atkinson and John D M Gordon and Joana Micael and Maria Judite Alves and Ana Cristina de Oliveira Costa and Malcolm Bancroft Jones},
  year={2009}
}
The phylum Echinodermata contains some of the most charismatic benthic marine invertebrates and has become a symbol of marine life. However, growing global pressures on the collection of echinoderms for various commercial enterprises have put these enigmatic invertebrates under threat. This review summarises the demands on echinoderms from commercial fisheries, aquarium and souvenir trades, as part of the global search for bioactive compounds from marine organisms, and as experimental models in… CONTINUE READING

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