Marine curios in the Indian Ocean


We have been working with our good friend Liz Wood at the Marine Conservation Society, UK to find out more about the trade in ornamental marine curios in the western Indian Ocean.  Funded by a WIOMSA MASMA grant, we were responsible for the Mauritius and Comoros components of this fascinating work.  We hope that recommendations from this study will help management bodies in the region to ensure that the trade is sustainable, benefiting both local people and the marine environment.