Coral reef organisms & the aquarium trade
Stephen C. Jameson
sjameson at coralseas.com
Tue Mar 5 09:16:34 EST 1996
The International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) State of the Reefs Report
will give you a preliminary global and regional snapshot of the impacts
of the aquarium trade on the health of coral reef ecosystems.
Jameson, S.C., J.W. McManus, and M.D. Spalding. 1995. State of the
Reefs: Regional and Global Perspectives. International Coral Reef
Initiative Executive Secretariat Background Paper, U.S. Departmenmt of
State, Washington, D.C.
Contact Dr. Peter Thomas, ICRI Coordinator (pthomas at state.gov) for a copy.
Also, in the early 1970's I did the pioneering research on the early
life history of the giant clams to provide a basis for a large scale
aquaculture and conservation program for Tridacna in the Indo-Pacific.
Many people are now raising Tridacna to a small size and selling them for
the aquarium trade (more profitable than for food). Contact John McManus
at the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management in
Manila (iclarm at cgnet.com) for more information on Tridacna culture for
the aquarium trade.
Dr. Stephen C. Jameson, President
Coral Seas, Inc. - Integrated Coastal Zone Management
4254 Hungry Run Road
The Plains, VA 20198-1715 USA
703/754-8690, 703/754-9139 (FAX)
Internet: sjameson at coralseas.com
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