The Trade in Saltwater Aquarium Fishes: Philippines Part 4

by | Nov 18, 2015 | Conservation, Industry, Reef, Travel | 2 comments

This is part 4 in a multi-part series produced by Ret Talbot as a special to In this segment we look at the export process and export data collection by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) staff at the One Stop Document Exportation Center in Manila, Philippines.

  • Ret Talbot

    Ret Talbot is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer who frequently covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. He is best known for his data-centered, investigative pieces in publications like Discover Magazine and CORAL Magazine. His multi-part series on the sustainability of the aquarium trade in CORAL, as well as his book Banggai Cardinalfish (Reef to Rainforest Media 2013), has brought attention to the socio-economic and environmental benefits of a sustainable aquarium trade, as well as the need for comprehensive aquarium trade reform. He lives in coastal Maine, where he blogs regularly at his own Good Catch Blog (


    • Ret Talbot

      Thank you, Randy!


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