Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Uncertain Seas Ahead for Nemo?
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Uncertain Seas Ahead for Nemo?

Bali Becoming Center for Decorative Live Fish Trade as Experts Warn Fish Supply Under Threat of Extinction.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Decorative fish export
Click Image to Enlarge

(11/27/2010)

The Indonesian Ministry of the Fisheries and Maritime Affairs is targeting Bali to become a center of trade for decorative salt-water fish. According to Beritabali.com, Bali currently ships the largest number of decorative live fish when compared to other Indonesian gateways.

An expert staff of the Ministry, Suseno Sukoyono, speaking at a national symposium of decorative fish held in Bali on November 23, 2010, revealed that Bali contributes US$1 million to the estimated US$10 million in annual decorative fish exports for all of Indonesia. Pointing to the variety of fish species shipped from Bali and its popularity as an export port for fish suppliers across eastern Indonesia, Sukoyono labeled Bali as an "icon" and "trading center" of the decorative fish trade.

According to Sukoyono, 70% of Indonesia's decorative fish trade is taken up by Europe and the U.S.A with 10% going to China. He hopes that in the coming years the market to China will increase significantly.

Decorative Fish Stocks Under Threat

In the face of Bali's growing role as a center for the decorative fish trade is the warning from marine biologists that Indonesia's decorative fish population may be extinct in as little as ten years.

The Director of the Nature Conservation Foundation, Gayatri, blamed the growing commercial exploitation of decorative fish and the lack of any clear concept from the government on how to regulate the trade in a sustainable way. Said Gayatri, "the are few policies and no data on where fish are being captured all resulting in an increasingly damaged habitat for these fish.

Gayatri bemoaned that the government seems only concerned with growing export numbers in decorative fish, a policy which results in over-fishing. At the same time there is little regard to protecting natural habitats within the context of creating a sustainable decorative fish industry.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Empowering Small and Medium Sized Hotel
Free Seminar on Maximizing On-Line Bookings for Hotels and Small Inns in Labuan Bajo, West Flores on Tuesday, September 2015
(8/31/2015)
Honors Times Three
Bali Safari & Marine Parks Wins Triple Honors at Bali Tourism Awards Product Update
(8/30/2015)
Maximizing Hotel Market Share
The Trans Resort Bali Partners With Hotel Link Solutions To Optimize Online Marketing and Sales Strategy
(8/30/2015)
Bali on the Run
Kenyans Continue to Dominate Winners Platform at BII-Maybank Bali Marathon
(8/30/2015)
Happily Never After
Chinese Mainland Bride Drowns on South Bali Beach During Pre-Wedding Photo Session
(8/30/2015)
Vials of Salvation Now Available
Bali Health Department: Bali Has Enough VAR Vaccine for Three Months to Come
(8/30/2015)
Illegal Excavation on Ungasan Peninsula
Police Check Reveals PT Bali Raga Wisata Project Undertaking Illegal Excavation of Ungasan Cliff Face
(8/30/2015)
In the Event of a Tsunami
Tsunami Evacuation Plan Established for Nusa Lembongan
(8/30/2015)
Recognizing Tourism Achievement in Bali
38 Winners of Bali Tourism Awards 2015 Announced
(8/30/2015)
A Bitter Cup?
French Tourist Claimed He Was Poisoned Shortly Before Dying in Kuta Hotel Room
(8/30/2015)
The Golden Fleece
Investigation Underway in Bali of Alleged Extortion Involving Chief of the Kuta Police Precinct
(8/30/2015)
Best Things in Life are Sometimes Free
One Night Performance of Bharatanatyam Indian Classical Dance by Manjula Amaresh in Peliatan, Bali on Thursday, September 10, 2015
(8/30/2015)
All [News]!