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Putting science behind RI's ornamental fish industry

  • Trisha Sertori

    Contributor

Sanur | Thu, December 4 2008 | 10:49 am
Putting science behind RI's ornamental fish industry LINI marine biologists (from left to right) Yunaldi Yahya, Gayatri and Andri Mustain with a "hexadome" model. Hexadomes are used as safe havens for fish to encourage new coral colonies in the sea. (JP/J.B. Djwan) (from left to right) Yunaldi Yahya, Gayatri and Andri Mustain with a "hexadome" model. Hexadomes are used as safe havens for fish to encourage new coral colonies in the sea. (JP/J.B. Djwan)

PREMIUM For decades international collectors discussed Indonesia's trade in ornamental fish only in hushed tones. The environmental damage to the nation's marine reefs caused by stunning fish with illegal potassium cyanide had placed Indonesia's export of aquarium fish on the questionable practices list overseas while drawing much criticism from environmentalists and the fishing industry at home...

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