Sri Lanka: Looking back and ahead at the island
where the marine aquarium livestock trade got its start

By Michael Tuccinardi
CORAL, July/August 2015

Further Reading & References

Dee, L., Horii, S. and Thornhill, D. 2013. Conservation and Management of Ornamental Coral Reef Wildlife: Successes, Shortcomings, and Future Directions. Biological Conservation 169: 225-237

Ekaratne, U.K. 2000. A Review of the Status and Trends of Exported Ornamental Fish Resources and their Habitats in Sri Lanka. Bay of Bengal Programme, Chennai, India.

Jonklaas, R. 1975. Collecting Marine Tropicals. TFH Publications, Jersey City, NJ.

Howard, J.A. 2012. Coral Reef Fish the Aquarium Trade: Ecological Impacts and Socio-Cultural Influences in Southern Sri Lanka. PhD Thesis, Durham University.

Rajasuriya, A. 2009. Status of the Marine Aquarium in Galle and Matara Districts. Colombo, Sri Lanka. CENARA Reports, Marine Aquarium Fishery South Coast 2009.

Wijesekara, R.G.S. and Yakupitiyage, A. 2001. Ornamental Fish Industry in Sri Lanka: Present Status and Future Trends. Aquarium Sciences and Conservation 3: 241–253

Wood, E. 1985. Exploitation of Coral Reef Fishes for the Aquarium Trade. Ross-on-Wye,UK: Marine Conservation Society

Wood, E. and Rajasuriya, A. 1999. Sri Lanka Marine Aquarium Fishery Conservation and Management Issues. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Marine Conservation Society and National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA)

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