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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… 

Aquarium Trade Supply-Chain Losses of Marine Invertebrates Originating from Papua New Guinea

It is suggested that enforceable size limits on species prone to size-based rejections and elimination of village-based holding of invertebrates would reduce losses along the Papua New Guinea supply-chain and exemplifies the limitations of trade data to accurately monitor exploitation.

The Capture and Culture of Post-Larval Fish and Invertebrates for the Marine Ornamental Trade

PCC is expected to have the greatest uptake by part-time artisanal fishers in developing countries with infrastructure for exporting marine ornamentals and be more immune to temporal variation in the supply of post-larvae—they can engage in PCC when valuable post- Larvae are abundant and switch to other sources of income when they are scarce.

Monitoring the chain of custody to reduce delayed mortality of net-caught fish in the aquarium trade

It is hoped that with better post-harvest care and handling it is possible to markedly reduce mortality rates of marine ornamental fish during collection and transport.

Exploitation of Marine Aquarium Reef Fisheries at the Kenyan Coast

Ornamental marine species (corals, invertebrates and fish) are the highest valueadded product that can be harvested from coral reefs and are an important source of income for rural, coastal

Assessing Vulnerability of Fish in the U.S. Marine Aquarium Trade

Vulnerability to overfishing for 72 coral reef fishes popular in the aquarium trade for the United States – the top importer – from the top exporting countries (Indonesia and the Philippines) is assessed using a data-limited assessment approach: productivity susceptibility analysis (PSA).


An overview of the ornamental trade regarding the most important species involved and their situation and the harvesting effects on the ecosystem is presented and updated information on breeding protocols for some high-value marine species is discussed.

Assessing the Opportunities and Challenges of Creating a Sustainability Certification for the Marine Aquarium Trade

Author(s): Swiech, Kelly | Abstract: The marine aquarium trade is an industry that encompasses the sale of ornamental animals including fish, corals, and other invertebrates. It is a global industry

Sustainability, equity and welfare: A review of the tropical marine ornamental fish trade

About 27 million tropical marine ornamental fishes are traded each year. Of these, 80% come from Indonesia, the Philippines, the United States, and Sri Lanka. Over 80% go to North America, the

Assessing and managing data-limited ornamental fi sheries in coral reefs

Coral reefs support numerous ornamental fisheries, but there are concerns about stock sustainability due to the volume of animals caught. Such impacts are difficult to quantify and manage because

Ecological approach on marine hermit crab ( Calcinus spp.) packing technique

Marine hermit crabs is one of marine organisms that interest aquarium hobbyist, due to its coloration, and especially to their function in aquarium ecosystem. Marine hermit crabs are called as tank



Death in the live reef fish trades

What is known and, more importantly, what is being done, about unnecessary mortalities in the live reef fish trades are highlighted and some associated questions of animal welfare are touched on.

Effects of cyanide on corals in relation to cyanide fishing on reefs

Small fragments of the zooxanthellate corals Pocillopora damicornis and Porites lichen were subjected to a range of cyanide concentrations for various times (i.e. to various cyanide doses). Doses

Sullied Seas: Strategies for Combating Cyanide Fishing in Southeast Asia and Beyond

This document details the extent of the cyanide fishing threat to the marine environment and proposes steps that affected countries donors nongovernmental organizations and the fish industry can take

Long Distance Truck Transport of Intensively Reared Largemouth Bass

Five lots of advanced fingerling largemouth bass shipped from the San Marcos National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center in 1981 were in transit 30 hours or longer, and nearly all fish of the other two lots died.

Effects of cyanide exposure on Dascyllus aruanus, a tropical marine fish species: lethality, anaesthesia and physiological effects

The lethality, anaesthetic and physiological effects of ‘pulsed’ cyanide (CN-) exposures to a common tropical marine fish Dascyllus aruanus were assessed. Cyanide (25 and 50mgl-1) was applied as

Fischkrankheiten im meerwasser: Ursachen, diagnose, behandlung

  • Ettlingen: Dähne Verlag. 96 p.
  • 2000

Meerwasser atlas band 1

  • Melle, Germany: Mergus Verlag GmbH. 1207 p.
  • 1997