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Identifying national conservation status, legislation and priorities for syngnathid fishes globally

Conservation assessments are central to determining the extinction risk of species. They help drive effective management plans and regulations to protect threatened species. The IUCN Red List has led the way in assessing over 120,000 species worldwide. Given that conservation of threatened species is the legal purview of national governments around the world, it is … Read more Identifying national conservation status, legislation and priorities for syngnathid fishes globally

The catch and trade of seahorses in India pre-ban

Abstract: The first extensive seahorse trade surveys undertaken in India, during 1999, take on tremendous importance in light of subsequent changes in management of seahorse fisheries and trade. As these early surveys have never been published, we now present our findings. We gathered information from 325 interviews on the biology, fisheries, and trade of seahorses, … Read more The catch and trade of seahorses in India pre-ban

The catch and trade of seahorses in the Philippines post-CITES

Abstract The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora decided to implement export controls for all seahorses in 2002 to ensure international trade is sustainable, legal and monitored. The Philippines, however, has not implemented the listing because their domestic Fisheries Code banned the extraction of any CITES listed marine species, … Read more The catch and trade of seahorses in the Philippines post-CITES

Seahorse exploitation and trade in Viet Nam

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) decided to implement export controls for all seahorses in 2002, the first such controls for any marine fishes. Viet Nam had difficulties implementing CITES regulations and was eventually subject to an export trade suspension in 2013. To help address gaps in … Read more Seahorse exploitation and trade in Viet Nam

Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) and the CITES Review of Significant Trade

The international trade in wildlife is vast, and if allowed to carry on unchecked can pose a significant threat to the world’s biodiversity. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) that aims to regulate international trade of animals and plants, in order … Read more Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) and the CITES Review of Significant Trade

Making non-detriment findings for seahorses – a framework

This step by step framework is intended to help CITES Authorities in making “Non-Detriment Findings” (NDFs) for seahorses. We realise making NDFs for seahorses can seem challenging, especially where Parties feel they know little about their seahorse populations. But the truth is you already know enough to get going. Truly. A lot can be done … Read more Making non-detriment findings for seahorses – a framework

Using distribution patterns of small fishes to assess small fish by-catch in tropical shrimp trawl fisheries

Ecologically sound fisheries management and improving future food security require that small fish by-catch in tropical shrimp trawl fisheries is maintained at, or reduced to, sustainable levels; restricting trawling in particular places, or at particular times, has been suggested as a means for achieving this goal. The purpose of our research was to compare patterns … Read more Using distribution patterns of small fishes to assess small fish by-catch in tropical shrimp trawl fisheries

Tracking the international trade of seahorses (Hippocampus species)

The database generated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES:www.unep-cites.org) offers an unparalleled opportunity to analyse trade in species of conservation concern. We here evaluate its value and challenges in the context of trade in seahorses (Hippocampus spp), with a view to enhancing the CITES database to … Read more Tracking the international trade of seahorses (Hippocampus species)

Trade in seahorses and other syngnathids in countries outside Asia (1998-2001)

This volume provides the first synthesis of information on the trade in syngnathid fishes (seahorses, pipefishes and seadragons) in countries outside of Asia. Their consumption for use in traditional medicine, aquarium displays and curiosities is thought to threaten the persistence of many syngnathid species. The trade was originally documented in 1996, when it was shown … Read more Trade in seahorses and other syngnathids in countries outside Asia (1998-2001)

Toward an integrated marine protected areas policy: connecting the global to the local

Policy development related to marine protected areas (MPAs) occurs at three levels: international, national, and local. Recent developments with MPAs highlight their close links to broader national-level park and protected area policies, which in turn take their lead from initiatives and recommendations initiated, and increasingly dictated, by international organizations. Local-level inputs to MPA policies have … Read more Toward an integrated marine protected areas policy: connecting the global to the local