A critique towards the development of a Marine Ornamental Industry in India

Gopakumar, G and Ignatius, Boby (2006) A critique towards the development of a Marine Ornamental Industry in India. In: Proceedings of the International symposium on "Improved sustainability of fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilization", 16-18 March, 2005, Cochin.

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Abstract

The marine ornamental industry has been expanding rapidly in recent years and the global annual marine ornamental trade is estimated at US$ 200 - 330 million. Nearly 98 % of the marine ornamental species marketed are wild collected mainly from coral reefs of tropical developing countries. This has been threatening the long term sustainability of marine ornamentals due to the indiscriminate exploitation of coral reef area by the use of explosives, electro fishing devices, chemical poisons and intoxicants.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Marine Ornamental Industry; India
Subjects:Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
ID Code:7793
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:25 Feb 2011 17:06
Last Modified:25 Feb 2011 17:06

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