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Post-harvest mortality in the marine aquarium trade: A case study of an Indonesian export facility

  title={Post-harvest mortality in the marine aquarium trade: A case study of an Indonesian export facility},
  author={Casey A. Schmidt and Andreas Kunzmann},
The use of destructive harvesting methods, the collection of unsuitable species, poor handling and husbandry practices, and the potential for overexploitation have raised concerns about the marine aquarium trade over the last decade (Barber and Pratt 1997; Johannes and Riepen 1995; Jones 1997; Sadovy 2002; Wood 2001). Most of these concerns are directly or indirectly related to high post-harvest mortality. The reduction of post-harvest mortality therefore plays a central role in the management… 
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