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  • Authors Leal, MC; Vaz, MCM; Puga, J; Rocha, RJM; Brown, C; Rosa, R; Calado, R
  • Author Full Name Leal, Miguel Costa; Melo Vaz, Marcela Carraro; Puga, Joao; Miranda Rocha, Rui Jorge; Brown, Chris; Rosa, Rui; Calado, Ricardo
  • Title Marine ornamental fish imports in the European Union: an economic perspective
  • Nationality internacional
  • Source FISH AND FISHERIES
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Author Keywords Coral reefs; Indo-Pacific; marine aquarium trade; supply chain
  • Keywords Plus CORAL-REEFS; TRADE; OPPORTUNITIES; CONSERVATION
  • Abstract The marine ornamental fish trade (MOFT) is a worldwide industry that targets a remarkable quantity and diversity of reef fish species and provides an important source of revenue for exporting countries, particularly developing nations in Southeast Asia. Here we provide, for the first time, an economic assessment of the MOFT to the European Union (EU), one of the key players of the marine aquarium trade, along with the USA and Japan. Data from EUROSTAT (the European Statistical System) was analysed for the MOFT between 2000 and 2011. Results show that this industry was not affected by the economic crisis and accounted for a total of 135 million Euros during the study period. Both the UK and Indonesia have been reinforcing their importance as leading importer and exporter countries, respectively. The long-term temporal pattern of the MOFT by EU and non-EU countries is described, as well as its diversity and evenness between importing and exporting countries. The present economic assessment also identifies the key players of this industry, and ultimately contributes to management and conservation practices that may enhance the sustainable use of world's coral reefs.
  • Author Address [Leal, Miguel Costa; Melo Vaz, Marcela Carraro; Miranda Rocha, Rui Jorge; Calado, Ricardo] Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Leal, Miguel Costa; Melo Vaz, Marcela Carraro; Miranda Rocha, Rui Jorge; Calado, Ricardo] Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal; [Puga, Joao] Zoo Log Assoc Inovacao Conhecimento Divulgacao &, R Brito Pais 8-9E, P-1495028 Alges, Portugal; [Brown, Chris] Sea Life, Lodmoor Country Pk, Weymouth DT4 7SX, Dorset, England; [Rosa, Rui] Univ Lisbon, Fac Ciencias, Ctr Oceanog, Lab Maritimo Guia, Ave Nossa Senhora Cabo 939, P-2750374 Cascais, Portugal; [Rosa, Rui] Univ Lisbon, Fac Ciencias, MARE Marine & Environm Sci Ctr, P-1749016 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Reprint Address Leal, MC; Calado, R (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, Dept Biol, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.; Leal, MC; Calado, R (reprint author), Univ Aveiro, CESAM, Campus Univ Santiago, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal.
  • E-mail Address miguelcleal@gmail.com; rjcalado@hotmail.com
  • Funding Agency and Grant Number PhD scholarship [SFRH/BD/85180/2012, SFRH/BD/63783/2009]; Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia; project
  • Funding Text M.C.L. and M.C.M.V. were supported by a PhD scholarship (SFRH/BD/85180/2012 and SFRH/BD/63783/2009, respectively), funded by the Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia (QREN-POPH-Type 4.1: Advanced training, subsidized by the European Social Fund and national funds, MEC). Rui J. M. Rocha was supported by a Postdoc scholarship (BPD/UI88/6077/2014), integrated in the project
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  • Publisher WILEY-BLACKWELL
  • Publisher City HOBOKEN
  • Publisher Address 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
  • ISSN 1467-2960
  • Character Source Abbreviation FISH FISH
  • ISO Source Abbreviation Fish. Fish.
  • Publication Date JUN
  • Year Published 2016
  • Volume 17
  • Issue 2
  • Beginning Page 459
  • Ending Page 468
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1111/faf.12120
  • Page Count 10
  • Web of Science Category Fisheries
  • Subject Category Fisheries
  • Document Delivery Number DU8WE
  • Unique Article Identifier WOS:000382495500009
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