Posts Tagged ‘Beluga’
Georgia Aquarium Appeals Permit Denial: In the Name of Conservation?
It has been said that perception is reality, and that the way we look at the world often depends on where we stand. On Monday, September 30th, the Georgia Aquarium filed a complaint in district court in Atlanta seeking judicial review of NMFS’ recent decision to deny the Aquarium’s request to import 18 wild-captured belugas…Read More
Georgia Aquarium to fight for permit to import 18 wild beluga whales
The Georgia Aquarium in the US is to seek to overturn a recent US government agency decision preventing the import of 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the US federal body that oversees the country’s marine resources refused to grant a permit to the aquarium in August that…Read More
Nice piece by National Geographic on why the Georgia Aquarium import is a bad idea
Kenneth Brower writes an interesting piece on the Georgia Aqaurium’s attempt to import wild caught beluga, reversing 20 years of an defacto moratorium on imports of wild-caught marine mammals into the USA. Brower notes “If the agency [NMFS] is to issue a permit for the 18 belugas, it will have to depend on similar assertions…Read More