New Coral Collection/Trade/Cites Publication
BobFenner at aol.com
BobFenner at aol.com
Thu Feb 24 12:07:30 EST 2000
In a message dated 2/23/00 10:47:55 PM Pacific Standard Time,
gregorh at pacific.net.hk writes:
<< Subj: Re: New Coral Collection/Trade/Cites Publication
Date: 2/23/00 10:47:55 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: gregorh at pacific.net.hk (Gregor Hodgson)
To: BobFenner at aol.com
File: CORALBOO.doc (184320 bytes)
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Thanks for alerting me to your nice site and the review of this paper. If
not done so already, I would encourage you to publicize your review of the
on the coral list server with a more complete citation of the location
a slightly less critical statement to accompany it:
The reason I forwarded the citation is because I keep watching busy people
reinvent the wheel and ignore the literature that is out there. After
paper, I also disagreed with many of it's conclusions (they distorted the
conclusions of others on coral harvesting), however I came to a similar
to you, that "there is no better source of information or assessment
(available)" and while I have not been closely following this debate, I
that others might benefit by reading it.
For your info, I am one of those practical marine ecologists who feels that
reefs are renewable resources, and if we don't use that value to figure out
feed the "masses" then we are missing the boat. I was a US Peace Corps
in the Philippines and Mike Ross was my partner. We both fought strongly
the coral export ban from the Philippines, but the academics won.
The main point of Ross and Grigg's work was to show that both theoretically
the field, stoney coral harvesting had no significant impact. As usual, the
problem comes down to the management of the industry. I like what Paul
MAC are doing. I think that the future is going to be in aquaculture of all
animals and that will end the debate.
Are you related to Doug Fenner?
If you would like, please add a link to our Reef Check site to your site.
You might also enjoy my chapter in Life and Death on Coral Reefs, where I
this need to allow and manage some level of resource extraction.
Hodgson, G. (1997). Resource use: conflicts and management solutions.
p 386-410. In: C. Birkeland (ed) Life and Death of Coral Reefs, Chapman and
New York, USA.
Outstanding response to my input. And thank you for your worthy suggestion.
No relation to Doug Fenner (directly), down under, but have "spoken" with him
regarding the coincidence of appellation.
Will ask my friend, fellow web-siter Mike Kaechele to add your link to
our "jump" area... on our site (www.wetwebmedia.com).
And will post the "review" written for pet-fish/ornamental aquatics
purposes to the listserv here at your prompting...
Lastly, thank you for your involvement here, and in the broader sphere of
resource management, education and inspiration... Will check out the citation
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