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Scientists Call on US to Stem Ecological Impact of Trade in Coral Reef Wildlife


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Source: EurekAlert!

June 28, 2010

 

Vancouver, Washington - International law has failed to protect coral reefs and tropical fish from being decimated by a growing collectors market, but U.S. reforms can lead the way towards making the trade more responsible, ecologically sustainable and humane.

 

That's the view of 18 experts, including Washington State University marine ecologist Brian Tissot, writing in the journal Marine Policy.

 

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