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FL – Marine ornamentals

Florida leads shift from wild harvest to cultured trade

Since the beginning, the marine aquarium trade has relied primarily on capture fisheries for its supply.

In the ornamental trade, an estimated 95% of the freshwater fish come from farms, but on the marine side the number can be flipped – about 95% are still coming from the reefs of the tropics.

However, big changes are occurring.

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 5, 2013 of Fish Farming News.  Download access instructions so that you can read the online flipbook AND download a pdf copy for future reference.

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