Ornamental fish imports from brazil – past, present & future


This talk will give an introduction into importing ornamental fish from Brazil. It starts in the early eighties, explains the l-number-boom, will show how the fishes are caught, kept and shipped. Furthermore I‘ll explain how the Brazilian positive list works. Not many people knows that there is such a list from the late eighties. Especially the list from January 2012 and the cognition of the Brazilian government, that the ornamental
fish trade is active environment protecting will be discussed detailed. At the end of the talk I‘ve give a foresight, with an uncertain future…

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Andreas Tanke

For more than 10 years I have been working as a specialist author and speaker in aquaristics. My main topic is the ichthyofauna of South America, especially the plecos and dwarf cichlids.

I hold my lectures at meetings or events of aquarium associations, specialized shops or at trade fairs at home and abroad.

Recently I was on a three-week lecture tour in the US, but I also like to come to your aquarium club, whether it's a small gathering or an event with several hundred participants.