Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Live reef fish trade decimating fish populations

"The live reef fish trade in northern Borneo has a severe impact on coral reef fish populations, according to the results of a new study.
Scientists from Cambridge University provided evidence to suggest that the live reef fish trade (LRFT) causes exponential declines in both the total catch and relative abundance of several coral reef fish species...."
sigh another study that points out that our seas are not the cornucopia (Latin Cornu Copiae), literally Horn of Plenty that everyone assumes it is


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