SEIZURES OF POACHED GIANT CLAMS RISE AND LINKS TO IVORY TRADE SURFACE

On 15 October, Mongabay reported that new report released by the Wildlife Justice Commission identifies the giant clamshell trade as a “cause for concern”.  China and Japan are noted as potential markets of concern in the giant clamshell trade. However, little is known about the giant clamshell trade, which has prompted experts to call for more investigations into the issue.  In the last 50 years, there has been a considerable increase in the illegal poaching of clams for luxury food, the aquarium trade, and the ornamental carving industry

https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/as-seizures-of-poached-giant-clams-rise-links-to-ivory-trade-surface/

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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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