Coral reef organisms & the aquarium trade

Stephen C. Jameson sjameson at
Tue Mar 5 09:16:34 EST 1996

Dear Jennifer, 

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 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 for more information on Tridacna culture for  
the aquarium trade. 

Best regards, 

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 

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