captive breeding programs

Discuss The Illegal Species, And Law Restrictions On Keeping Sharks.
krj-1168
Great White Shark
krj-1168
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Joined: December 18th, 2006, 11:32 pm

January 30th, 2016, 5:23 am #11

Hopefully that doesn't change soon though.


Agreed. Right now - I believe most Animal Rights activists in D.C. are much more concern with issues like illegal shark finning than the much smaller number of sharks being sold to private aquarists. But once the issue of shark finning is taken care of - if it ever is - then they will likely turn to possibility of stopping importation of sharks.

This is why private aquarists who love sharks & rays should start breeding programs. So that we have more than 5-6 species of sharks available when the importation ban finally comes.
Bigger is Better - especially with shark tanks
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Heterodonut
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Heterodonut
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Joined: March 13th, 2007, 11:34 am

February 5th, 2016, 1:37 am #12

Two million gallons, I'm going to need a bigger tank. :blink:
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krj-1168
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February 5th, 2016, 8:55 pm #13

The 2 million gallon figure is just a sarcastic joke.

What was basically meant that if the animal rights activists could put a limit on what size tank/pond that private aquarists could keep something like a Blacktip Reef at - it would be some crazy figure, like 2 million gallons. But the thing is laws don't work that way - so they can't directly set those restrictions.

However if it ever becomes law - that sharks like BTR can't be kept by private aquarists without a special permit. Then I'm sure that get said permit - the private aquarist would need a tank/pond which is 25,000 gallons, with a footprint of at least 700 sq.feet. Basically to prove that they can safely keep those sharks for their entire lives.

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