THE CRAZY MARKET FOR THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE PET FISH – THE ENDANGERED ASIAN AROWANA

An article from The Hustle on 23 January says that certain specimens of the endangered Asian arowana have fetched up to $300,000 at auction.  How it asks did a fish become a status symbol?  An endangered species in the wild, the Asian arowana is illegal to import, sell, and, in most cases, own in the US.  The article poses the questions: How did this fish become such a hot commodity? Who controls the market? And why is it illegal on US soil?

https://thehustle.co/asian-arowana-most-expensive-fish/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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