The Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign announced its new article on Florida’s marine aquarium fishery yesterday, with the report published this month in the peer-reviewed journal Marine Policy.
Marine aquarium fisheries around the world are facing increased scrutiny (e.g., Hawaii, CITES). In light of this, the Campaign assessed the management of Florida’s marine aquarium fishery. They found that the MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife manages the fishery under a comprehensive regulatory structure. Surveys conducted in recent years demonstrate that catch per unit effort (CPUE) of the vast majority of fish species have remained stable or increased over 10+ years. The assessment also makes recommendations to support the continued development of this fishery.
Get the full details in the article, published this month in Marine Policy