October 16, 2018

Captive breeding of aquarium fish urged

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Breeding saltwater aquarium fish, seahorses and invertebrates in captivity could preserve the ecosystems of the world’s coral reefs, U.S. researchers say.

Marine biologists at the University of Texas at Austin say their research into captive breeding could help move much of the $1 billion marine ornamental industry toward entrepreneurs working to sustainably raise fish for the aquarium trade, a university release reported Tuesday.

“It’s the kind of thing that could transform the industry in the way that the idea of ‘organic’ has changed the way people grow and buy fruits and vegetables,” Joan Holt,

Source: http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/09/20/Captive-breeding-of-aquarium-fish-urged/UPI-97691316558120/