16 Results for: Trade

Delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020

We are delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020. It has been the most extraordinary of times and while Project Seahorse certainly had to move away from our usual broad array of international projects and collaborations in 2020, we found myriad ways to be active and proactive on management and policy issues. We introduce … Read more Delighted to share our Annual Report for 2020

2021 World Ocean Day – Dr. Sarah Foster

Dr. Sarah Foster has spent her career using science to help craft policy that protects marine life. Currently the program manager for the marine conservation organization Project Seahorse, Foster was instrumental in getting seahorses listed on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Appendix II, a list of species threatened by international trade. … Read more 2021 World Ocean Day – Dr. Sarah Foster

CITES can – and should – improve its remedial process for countries that tolerate unsustainable trade

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) needs to improve how it deals with member countries that do not meet their commitment to sustainable trade, according to a study from the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF). On paper, CITES has teeth. Unlike many other big, international … Read more CITES can – and should – improve its remedial process for countries that tolerate unsustainable trade

Impunity and incompetence fuel illegal Mexico-China seahorse trade

Naguales, J.L. (2021, 10 Feb) Impunity and incompetence fuel illegal Mexico-China seahorse trade. Dialogo Chino. Retrieved from https://dialogochino.net Also available in Spanish: El comercio ilegal de caballitos de mar entre México y China aumenta and Portuguese: Comércio ilegal de cavalos-marinhos entre México e China prospera sem fiscalização… Read more

The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

We recently set out on an amazing race, criss-crossing the Philippines by plane, boat, bus and car in less than 3 months, to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation. We discovered that 1.7+ million seahorses are caught per year in the Philippines, compared to over 4 million per year 20 years ago. Despite international trade (CITES) … Read more The “amazing race” to uncover seahorse trade and exploitation in the Philippines

New hope for seahorse conservation 18 years after CITES listing- Part 2

I’m on a plane again – this time heading home. I’m excited to get there – my cousin is getting married this weekend and so there’s lots to celebrate. But truthfully I’ve already been celebrating! Just as my cousins will soon embark on a new chapter in their lives, so have seahorses embarked on a … Read more New hope for seahorse conservation 18 years after CITES listing- Part 2

New hope for seahorse conservation 18 years after CITES listing

I still vividly remember finding out that all seahorses had been listed on CITES* Appendix II. It was November 2002 and I was in Chicago, sitting in the lobby of the Shedd Aquarium (a long time Project Seahorse partner). My phone rang. It was Amanda Vincent, Project Seahorse director, calling me from Chile to tell … Read more New hope for seahorse conservation 18 years after CITES listing