Hi, Marty here with April’s industry update.
As we touched on last month, the Indonesian coral ban is still in full swing. The only positive news that I can tell you at this time is that as we speak, there are 2 groups forming to further the mariculture (coral farming) processes in Indonesia. Unfortunately, the cultured corals have been thrown into the same category as the wild harvested corals. There is talk and work being done at this very moment to try to disassociate the cultured ornamental corals from the wild harvested corals. Hopefully, in the near future, the homegrown corals will be shipped and excluded from the ban proceedings.
Read next months post to find out more.
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