Dozens of Huge Tridacnid Clams Seized from Vietnamese Fishermen

Seized Clams from Mengalum Island

Here is a very troubling story out of Malaysia. According to The Star Online, a group of nine Vietnamese fishermen were arrested for illegally harvesting dozens of giant clams whose combined weight totalled nearly 20 metric tons (almost 44,000 pounds). Continue reading

String of Prosecutions for Illegal Livestock Harvesting in Florida Tied to Single Investigation

Key Marine on Grassy Key

If you’ve been following the string of recent prosecutions and subsequent sentencing of operators of saltwater aquarium based businesses that we’ve been writing about, then you might be surprised to hear that many of those individuals are linked together as Continue reading

Vandals Strike Coral Reefs in Cebu, Philippines [Video]

Coral Vandalism

Sometimes there is just no explanation for people’s dumb actions. According to a recent story on the Philippine GMA Network, vandals have taken their love for grafiti to a whole new canvas…coral reefs. In Lapu-Lapu City, the Task Force Kalikasan Continue reading

Reef Suds Donates to the Coral Restoration Foundation

Reef Suds Soap

The Coral Restoration Foundation has been rockin’ and rollin’ in 2014, receiving generous donations from all sorts of organizations. Another company that’s making good on their promise to contribute is Reef Suds, the first reef safe soap product to be Continue reading

Banggai Cardinalfish Being Considered for Addition to Endangered Species Act

Banggai Cardinalfish

According to a pair of articles by Ret Talbot, which were posted both to the Good Catch Blog and Reef to Rainforest, the banggai cardinalfish is the latest target of environmentalist groups who are seeking to add the fish and others to Continue reading

Tropicorium Owner Sentenced for Trafficking Marine Life


We’ve been covering the legal woes of Tropicorium owner Richard Perrin rather extensively, and we might finally have come to a close on his story. As you probably recall, Perrin and an associate were arrested and found guilty of illegally Continue reading

The Coral Restoration Foundation Nets Two Huge Donations for Coral Conservation [Video]

Coral Restoration Foundation Donation

March has been a huge month for the Coral Restoration Foundation. Besides netting a corporate sponsorship from Fluval, they’ve also been handed two big donations totaling more than $54,000 at this year’s Global Pet Expo. According to two new Fincaster Continue reading

Fluval Sponsors the Coral Restoration Foundation to Help Preserve Wild Reefs

Coral Restoration Foundation Education Center

We love the Coral Restoration Foundation and all that they do. The non-profit conservation based organization has been a champion of reef conservation for many years, and they have actively engaged the aquarium community to enlist the help of both Continue reading

Florida Considers Ban on Popular Aquarium Predator, the Lionfish

Volitan Lionfish in Atlantic Waters

The far reaching effects of the lionfish invasion of the Atlantic and Caribbean are well-documented, and most blame it all on the aquarium trade. It is believed by most that both the intentional and accidental release of a small number Continue reading