We choose Cairns Marine as our supplier for their best practice policy which combines chemical-free hand collecting with low impact selective harvesting from healthy populations at sustainable levels.
Despite appearances, not all fish are equal. Many fish sold in the international marine aquarium trade have been collected using cyanide to stun the fish prior to capture. This destructive fishing practice kills many smaller organisms and degrades the reef habitats that sustain coastal communities. Cyanide caught fish may appear healthy but their gut microbiota is often irreparably harmed by contact with the collecting chemicals. These fish may feed for weeks before dying from being unable to digest their food.
This is why we supply to you, Aussie Hand Caught Fish!
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