Author(s): L. Molina & A. Segade
Recently, the popularity of aquariums has been increasing.
As a result, the
aquarium industry as a whole is of a relatively low volume yet has a very high
Unlike freshwater aquarium species, for which 90% of species are currently
farmed, the great majority of marine aquaria are stocked with wild species
caught mainly from coral reefs and adjacent habitats.
These fisheries, in addition
to other activities, have contributed to the degradation of coral reef habitats.
Aquaculture had experienced a great deal of development of culture
technologies in the last few decades what could be applied to ornamental species.
However, the number of cultured species is still limited (1–2%).
demand may be satisfied by cultured fish once culture technologies have been
The present article presents an overview of the ornamental fish trade
regarding the most important species involved and their situation, as well as
updated information on breeding protocols for some high-value marine fish
marine ornamental fish, aquarium fish trade, aquaculture.
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/RAV110021
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This paper can be found in the following bookManagement of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards IIIBuy