A recent story in the New York Times discusses the possibility that the oceans are being over-harvested for the saltwater aquariums of the world. Millions of blue legged hermits being harvested every year, up from hundreds of thousands from years earlier. But apparently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation disagrees that the fishery are over-harvested. Jessica McCawley, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says that “These collectors are a special type of fisherman. They’re very concerned about the environment and the sustainability of the fishery. And they came to us and said, ‘Can you put some regulations on us?’ Collectors also say that scientists don’t have the experience they do in seeing these invertebrates go through regular cycles of bust and boom. You’ll want to read the full article, hit the read link below.
[via New York Times]