斐济渔林部发布了一则声明立即全面禁止斐济的水族贸易近二十年来斐济水族馆鱼类和珊瑚的可持续捕获一直世界典范突然颁布这一禁令确实令人不解

 

此外,这一法律行动尚未进行讨论所有利益相关方也没有收到关于法律变更的通知。这则声明的适用范围和即时性罕见,但迄今只有斐济渔林部办公室的声明,尚未得到斐济政府其他部门的证实。

斐济的水族产业提供了数百个就业机会奇怪的是,斐济渔林部作为政府的一个部门没有收集公众意见方面禁止这个可持续发展的产业。斐济渔林部在声明中提到他们希望支持人工养殖珊瑚替代野生捕获珊瑚,但根据声明,他们仿佛不知道斐济已经人工培养了大量珊瑚,可持续项目已经得到美国珊瑚水族协会的支持。

 

希望这只是一个误,我们会继续关注事情的发展。完整的声明如下:

 

20171228日起,渔林部已禁止所有的活珊瑚和水族馆岩石(也称为活石珊瑚礁或化石珊瑚)的采伐采购销售和出口。

 

所有公司都应遵守以下规定:

1.禁止所有活石和活珊瑚的采伐、采购和销售,渔林部不会颁发出口许可证。

2.《濒危物种国际贸易公约》(CITES)科学委员会(SC)将于201817日开始听从斐济管理当局(MA)的管理。斐济2018年活珊瑚和活石的进出口配额为零。

3.渔林部和CITES MASC将支持其他可持续方案,尤其是发展人工养殖珊瑚。

斐济渔林部  

 

 

Fiji Coral & Live Rock BANNED by Ministry of Fisheries!

A statement just released by the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests is aiming to completely halt the aquarium business in the country, effective immediately! This is very bizarre as for one thing, Fiji has been a model of sustainable aquarium fish & coral harvesting around the world for nearly two decades. 

Furthermore, there has been no ‘discussion’ about this legal move, nor have any of the stakeholders been contacted about the proposed law change. This statement is unusual in its scope and immediacy, but so far only comes from the office of Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests, and has so far not been corroborated by other branches of the country’s government. 

Live corals have been farmed in Fiji for well over a decade.

The aquarium industry in Fiji supports hundreds of jobs and it’s very peculiar that a single branch of the government would make such a unilateral closure to a very sustainable industry without public input. The Fiji Ministry of Fisheries does mention that it wants to support farmed and cultured corals as an alternative but it’s stated in such a way as if they don’t realize that Fiji already cultures lots of corals, with sustainable projects already being supported by American reef aquarium communities

Hopefully this is just a misunderstanding and we’ll be keeping you up to date on this story as it develops. Full statement is posted below:

The Ministry of Fisheries has banned all harvesting, purchasing, sales and export of live coral and aquarium rock (also known as live rock, coral rock or fossil coral) from the 28th of December, 2017.

 

All companies are to adhere to the following:
1. All harvesting, purchasing and sales of live rocks and live coral are now banned, and no export permits would be processed by the ministry.
2. The Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) Scientific Committee (SC) will be submitting to the Management Authority (MA) on 7th January 2018 that Live Coral and Live Rock is given a zero quota for 2018.
3. The Ministry of Fisheries and both the CITES MA and SC would be supporting the development of other sustainable options, particularly the development of farmed or cultured coral.