File Download

There are no files associated with this item.

  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Profile of the marine aquarium fish trade in Hong Kong

TitleProfile of the marine aquarium fish trade in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsCoral reef fish
Hong Kong
Live fish trade
Marine aquarium fish
Tropical marine ornamentals
Issue Date1998
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1357-5325
Citation
Aquarium Sciences And Conservation, 1998, v. 2 n. 4, p. 197-213 How to Cite?
AbstractA market survey and review of government statistics were carried out to establish imports and exports of marine ornamental fishes into and out of Hong Kong, and to examine the local trade in terms of volume, value and species composition. Official government import figures for marine aquarium fishes were available from 1984 to 1991 and from 1997 and 1998. When compared with net imports, export and re-export volumes over the 15-year period were small, indicating that most imports entered the local market, or were exported unrecorded. The market survey of marine aquarium shops in Hong Kong was carried out between August 1996 and January 1997. From this survey, an annual estimate of 957,563 coral reef fish was calculated for the local trade, valued at HK$57,453,780, with a mean retail price of HK$60 per fish. These figures account for an estimated 2-3% of the global value and volume of marine aquarium fish trade, according to 1992 figures and, compared with government figures, indicate that official declarations of imports are underreported by at least 2-3 fold. A total of 342 marine aquarium fish species, from 49 families, were recorded with about 60% belonging to the families Labridae, Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae and Pomacentridae. It was estimated that a large proportion of the trade was in juvenile fishes and almost all fish were less than 10 cm in standard length. It was common to see fishes in poor condition, species hard to maintain in captivity, or those listed for conservation concern, on sale. There are no regulations for local traders of live marine fishes other than those relating to either protected species or animal welfare. Licensing of traders in marine fishes could be introduced under existing Hong Kong legislation if fishes were to be re-classified as animals. This is strongly recommended as a step towards regulating and managing the trade in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73372
ISSN
2004 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.208
References

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChan, TTCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSadovy, Yen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T06:50:39Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T06:50:39Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAquarium Sciences And Conservation, 1998, v. 2 n. 4, p. 197-213en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1357-5325en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/73372-
dc.description.abstractA market survey and review of government statistics were carried out to establish imports and exports of marine ornamental fishes into and out of Hong Kong, and to examine the local trade in terms of volume, value and species composition. Official government import figures for marine aquarium fishes were available from 1984 to 1991 and from 1997 and 1998. When compared with net imports, export and re-export volumes over the 15-year period were small, indicating that most imports entered the local market, or were exported unrecorded. The market survey of marine aquarium shops in Hong Kong was carried out between August 1996 and January 1997. From this survey, an annual estimate of 957,563 coral reef fish was calculated for the local trade, valued at HK$57,453,780, with a mean retail price of HK$60 per fish. These figures account for an estimated 2-3% of the global value and volume of marine aquarium fish trade, according to 1992 figures and, compared with government figures, indicate that official declarations of imports are underreported by at least 2-3 fold. A total of 342 marine aquarium fish species, from 49 families, were recorded with about 60% belonging to the families Labridae, Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae and Pomacentridae. It was estimated that a large proportion of the trade was in juvenile fishes and almost all fish were less than 10 cm in standard length. It was common to see fishes in poor condition, species hard to maintain in captivity, or those listed for conservation concern, on sale. There are no regulations for local traders of live marine fishes other than those relating to either protected species or animal welfare. Licensing of traders in marine fishes could be introduced under existing Hong Kong legislation if fishes were to be re-classified as animals. This is strongly recommended as a step towards regulating and managing the trade in Hong Kong.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherKluwer Academic Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1357-5325en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAquarium Sciences and Conservationen_HK
dc.rightsAquarium Sciences and Conservation. Copyright © Kluwer Academic Publishers.en_HK
dc.subjectCoral reef fishen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectLive fish tradeen_HK
dc.subjectMarine aquarium fishen_HK
dc.subjectTropical marine ornamentalsen_HK
dc.titleProfile of the marine aquarium fish trade in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1357-5325&volume=2&spage=197&epage=213&date=1998&atitle=Profile+of+the+marine+aquarium+fish+trade+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailSadovy, Y: yjsadovy@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authoritySadovy, Y=rp00773en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1009644730784en_HK
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0032230306en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros54007en_HK
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-0032230306&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume2en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage197en_HK
dc.identifier.epage213en_HK
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, TTC=7402687821en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridSadovy, Y=6603830002en_HK
dc.identifier.citeulike1296991-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats