cyanide and the live reef fish trade
bobjoh at netspace.net.au
Thu Dec 12 00:50:18 EST 1996
Those following the current discussion among coral-list and Fisheries
Social Science Network members concerning cyanide and the live reef fish
trade may be interested in the following sources of information.
1.A 33,000 word review, entitled ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL
IMPLICATIONS OF THE LIVE REEF FISH TRADE IN ASIA AND THE WESTERN PACIFIC by
Robert E. Johannes and Michael Riepen is available via internet.
Go to http://www.tnc.org/infield/State/Hawaii
Double click on the "Asia/Pacific Programs" button.
A synopsis of the report will appear along with the phrase: "For more
technical information about the live reef fish trade, see (the report
title)." Double click on the title and the full report will come up. The
user can either print it or save it.
2.The subject has received a crescendo of publicity during the past year (a
4-page spread in TIME, several CNN interviews, major coverage in the New
York Times and LA Times, 2 pages in New Scientist, two programs on Voice of
America, many articles in dive magazines etc.etc.) As a result, efforts to
combat the deplorable environmental and social effects of this
billion-dollar-plus trade and put it on a sustainable basis are
accelerating on various fronts. (There is no cause for complacency,
however; the challenges are complex and prodigious). To help people keep up
with developments, the South Pacific Commission and The Nature Conservancy
now produce a twice-yearly Information Bulletin on Live Reef Fish
(focussing on the environmental impacts of the capture, culture and trade
of not only live reef food fish, but also marine aquarium fish). Anyone
wishing receive this publication free should contact Jean Paul Gaudechoux
<JPG at spc.org.nc>. Anyone interested in making written contributions to it
should contact me.
R. E. Johannes Pty Ltd.
8 Tyndall Court, Bonnet Hill, Tasmania 7053, Australia
Phone 03 62298 064 - Fax 03 62298
>From overseas, Phone 61 3 62298 064 - Fax 61 3 62298 066
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