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The catch and trade of seahorses in India pre-ban Perry, A. L.; Vaidyanathan, T.; Giles, Brian G.; Moreau, M-A.; Picco, Candace M.; Vincent, Amanda C. J.


This report documents the first seahorse trade surveys and analyses conducted by Project Seahorse in India, in 1999. These were the last comprehensive surveys about India’s seahorse species, distribution, fisheries, and trade, before the imposition of its national ban on seahorse catch and trade. As such, this investigation provides a baseline for comparisons to help understand the impact of that ban for seahorse conservation. Making these 1999 data public will help policymakers evaluate the use of a ban as a management tool for seahorses and contribute to helping the improved management of seahorses in India.

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