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  • Title: Marine Aquarium Council
    Descriptive info: .. Site Map.. State of The Trade.. What is the Problem?.. How is it Perpetuated?.. What Needs to Transform?.. Proposed Solutions.. Get Involved.. Join the Cause.. Become a FRIEND OF MAC.. Become a Certified Operator.. Products and Services.. Standards.. Certification.. Accreditation.. Media Center.. News.. Top Stories.. Quarterly Newsletter.. Reports.. About Us.. Mission.. Location.. Board of Directors.. Contact Us.. Partners.. Locate Fish.. Login.. International Workshop on the Management of Marine Aquarium Resources.. The Marine Aquarium Council was created in 1998 by key stakeholders to provide  ...   industry operators, and stakeholders to develop certification programs at 21 fisheries in the Philippines, Indonesia, Fiji, Hawaii, and the UK, covering over 400,000 hectares of waters, 50,000 hectares of reefs, and 1,000 hectares of no-take zones.. Nearly 100 certificates have been issued to fi.. More.. Username:.. Password:.. Interzoo 2010.. See MAC Directors Svein Fosså, Alex Ploeg & Chris Buerner in Nürnberg.. World Ocean Day.. The United Nations has declared June 8th as World Oceans Day.. Copyright 2009 , Marine Aquarium Council.. All Rights Reserved..

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  • Title: Site Map
    Descriptive info: Home.. Accredited Certifier..

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  • Title: State of The Trade
    Descriptive info: Problem ?.. Perpetuated ?.. What Needs to Transform ?.. Solutions.. As we move into the 21st century, coral reefs are rapidly becoming one of the most vulnerable ecosystems on the planet.. In addition to other devastating forces, such as climate change and pollution, the earth’s oceanic environments are at risk from an unregulated and uncontrolled aquarium trade that has been known to use chemicals and dynamite to collect marine species – oftentimes in some of the world’s most critical and diverse regions, including the fragile Coral Triangle.. How can we stop these destructive practices?.. Low barriers of entry exist at every point in the chain.. There is no cost to the fisher at the most basic levels of collection, while the fisher who makes a greater investment in equipment is more likely to seek out training, knowledge and methodologies to better collect, handle, transport and deliver a higher quality, more saleable product that will yield higher returns over the long term.. Unsustainable harvesting of large numbers of lower-value fish lessen the price of those animals, resulting in lower levels of husbandry through the chain of custody.. At the same time, more prized specimens garner higher prices in the marketplace, which increases motivation to harvest such species in an unsustainable manner, oftentimes with the aid of chemicals or through other destructive practices that damage the underlying habitat.. Operators with little or no infrastructure investment will attempt to generate profits by keeping operational costs very low, which oftentimes results in a compromised husbandry system, resulting in higher mortality.. Changing distribution models and the elimination of certain steps in the chain of custody have also increased pressure on profitability.. As operators squeeze profit margins due to transportation costs, competition, and other market pressures, the husbandry of animals is often compromised.. Once margins shrink, larger numbers of animals are required to cover increasing costs, resulting in more pressure, which creates even more incentive to harvest irresponsibly or unsustainably.. The practice  ...   they will often over-collect what they see, since the perception is that whatever is left behind will be collected by others.. Supply side countries, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia, must learn over time to protect their ecosystems and biological diversity for the long-term through improved reef stewardship and the elimination of destructive fishing practices.. Limited entry to fisheries is essential to this protective process, as are the establishment of marine protected areas.. Fishers can be taught to culture corals instead of harvesting them from the wild.. In addition, proper licensing, training, and monitoring must take place throughout the process.. Industry operators can pledge to support disadvantaged collector communities by preventing the exploitation of marine resources and working to develop fair pricing mechanisms, where appropriate, to ensure that coral reef ecosystems can be managed in perpetuity.. In addition, operators must learn to properly care for marine aquarium organisms throughout the handling process so as to reduce the need for additional harvests to replace lost stock.. Exporters, importers, and retailers in particular must be more effectively regulated through permit systems and licensing requirements.. There must be a penalty system for gross negligence, and such operators must be expected to meet minimum husbandry, infrastructure, and monitoring requirements.. They should also help promote trade sustainability through the distribution of educational materials.. Hobbyists must demand sustainable products from retail shop owners so as to contribute their part to a sustainable trade.. The MAC Certification System provides value to the industry through the creation of conservation benefits and also works to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable livelihoods for some of the world’s poorest communities.. MAC Certification generates value, both tangibly and intangibly, to all participants across the industry value chain.. It also benefits a wide range of stakeholders, including hobbyists themselves.. Further, rural fishing villages that border coral reef ecosystems are also positively affected, as MAC Certification promotes a sustainable, environmentally sound trade that provides incentives for reef stewardship and responsible management..

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  • Title: Get Involved
    Descriptive info: Become a Friend of MAC.. Become part of the change – join the MAC community today.. Collaborate with key stakeholders to help assess current market behavior, develop strategies to improve sustainability, and adopt best practices to ensure the proper collection and care of marine ornamentals, from reef to retail.. Complete the MAC Self-Assessment questionnaire today by.. clicking here.. to help us determine where to direct and focus resources so as to ensure healthy reefs, healthy fish, and a healthy hobby.. Become a sponsor by donating time, money, or other resources to support MAC’s key goals,  ...   uses of funds.. Get involved with trade transformation and help us determine where to direct and focus resources so as to ensure healthy reefs, healthy fish, and a healthy hobby.. Friends of MAC Brochure.. MAC Certification is awarded to source collection areas, collectors, producers, exporters, importers, and retailers.. To achieve certification, organisms must be selected, caught or produced, handled, held, transported, and sold according to internationally-accepted standards that require proper treatment of coral reef ecosystems, care for fish populations, and accurate traceability records.. Click here.. to begin the process today by completing the self-assessment questionnaire..

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  • Title: Product and Services
    Descriptive info: The Marine Aquarium Council brings together.. fisheries.. and.. organizations.. that.. collect, produce,.. handle.. marine aquarium organisms around the world.. Members are committed to working towards compliance with the.. Principles.. Criteria.. that have been developed by the Marine Aquarium Council.. Members’ efforts are measured against the following four.. Standards.. that follow these.. Criteria:.. The.. Ecosystem and Fishery Management (EFM) Standard.. addresses in-situ habitat, stock and species management and conservation by verifying that the fishery and its marine aquarium organisms are managed according to the principles of ecosystem health, biological diversity, and sustainable use.. Collection, Fishing and Holding (CFH) Standard.. addresses harvesting of fish, coral, live rock and other coral reef organisms, handling prior to export, holding, plus packaging and transport to ensure ecosystem health, biological diversity, sustainable use, and proper animal husbandry.. Handling, Husbandry and Transport (HHT) Standard.. addresses the handling of marine aquarium organisms during export, import, and wholesale operations to ensure optimal health and traceability through the chain of custody.. Mariculture and Aquaculture Management (MAM) Standard.. addresses the propagation, collection, and culturing of marine aquarium organisms to ensure ecosystem health, traceability, and proper mitigation of environmental and social impacts.. All MAC.. have been prepared through lengthy, inclusive, and participative development processes involving industry, consumer, economic, environmental, and social interest groups.. During their preparation, stakeholders from around the world and from all parts of the.. supply.. demand chains.. were consulted.. The process by which MAC.. have been developed follows the World Trade Organization (WTO) requirements.. MAC.. are applicable to any.. fishery.. or.. organization.. that wishes to:.. Implement, maintain, and improve its conformity with MAC Principles and Criteria.. Develop a roadmap to certification (e.. g.. , gradual implementation) to comply with MAC.. Assure itself that it conforms with the Standard.. Seek verification, third-party certification, and registration of its conformance with this Standard and demonstrate this to others.. In evaluating compliance with MAC..  ...   probability of compliance within 3 years.. Certification Audit :.. 3.. rd.. party verification is then conducted to ensure compliance with the applicable Standard.. Audit findings are addressed as required by the certifying body.. Certified Entity :.. If all major audit findings are resolved, the fishery or organization can claim compliance with the applicable.. Continued compliance must be checked via 3rd party audit, while 1st and 2nd party checks and reports can be done throughout.. Members are also expected to demonstrate continuous improvement throughout the process.. Considered as the lungs of the planet, coral reefs are vital ecosystems to oceans, as the tropical forest is for the earth.. Unfortunately, coral reefs are also among the most vulnerable ecosystems worldwide.. Apart from other devastating causes such as climate changes, pollution, waste disposal, coastal development, anchor damages, the reefs are at risk with an unregulated and uncontrolled trade using chemicals to collect marine species and destroy the reef.. MAC is active around the world with its stakeholders to enhance a responsible and sustainable management of the marine ornamental trade through best practices, by:.. Requiring reef conservation and management for marine ornamental collection areas.. Eliminating destructive collection practices and reducing over fishing.. Contributing to sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction.. You can make a difference and also ensure a healthier planet to our future generation.. By supporting the Marine Aquarium Council, you can help guarantee that only responsible environmentally friendly methods of harvesting marine ornamentals are used; guaranteeing a sustainable management of reefs and a responsible marine ornamental trade; providing a livelihoods for costal communities and the rest of the industry.. Together we can be a leader in the transformation of the marine ornamental trade.. Source: “The World’s Coral Reefs are Facing a Real Crisis and are at Serious Risk Being Lost before We Can Even Document or Understand their Wealth of Biodiversity” by Richard L.. Pyle..

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