Growing Red List Deters Ornamental Fish Exports

Daily Mirror
11 November 2014
The ever increasing list of fish species which have come under the threat of extinction – the Red List – has confined the growth of the ornamental fish exports, which bring as much as US $ 10 million foreign exchange and provide livelihoods to over 100,000 people in Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Industry and Commerce Minister.“One development is about the concerns expressed by some environmental activists about the emerging Red List,” said Minister Rishad Bathiudeen addressing the country’s first international ornamental fish trade conference yesterday.

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