Population impacts of collecting sea anemones and anemonefish for the marine aquarium trade in the Philippines

@article{Shuman2005PopulationIO,
  title={Population impacts of collecting sea anemones and anemonefish for the marine aquarium trade in the Philippines},
  author={Craig S. Shuman and Gregor Hodgson and Richard F Ambrose},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={564-573}
}
Tropical marine ornamentals comprise an increasingly important fishery worldwide. Although the potential for overexploitation of marine ornamentals is great, few studies have addressed the population-level impacts of ornamental exploitation and few ornamental fisheries are managed. Analysis of catch records obtained from collectors over a four-month period in the vicinity of Cebu, Philippines, showed that anemonefish and anemones comprised close to 60% of the total catch. Underwater visual… CONTINUE READING

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