I got this from the CONCHL list I subscribe to.
Yesterday I received the latest issue of "Traffic Bulletin" (vol. 21, no. 3, January 2008), the journal that disseminates information on the trade in wild animals and plant resources.
It contains two items dealing with molluscs.
-Markus Buergener reports in a two-page article (pp. 93-94) on the complete ban of the harvest and trade in Haliotis midae, a species endemic to South Africa. The latter is now placed by the South Africa authorities on the CITES list Appendix III.
-On p. 122 a small report is given on the seizure of a shipment of 4.3 ton of meat of Chilean "Abalone" Concholepas concholepas. How many specimens you need to collect in order to obtain such an amount of shell meat? The shipment had as destination Taiwan.
The full text of this issue is downloadable from: www.traffic.org
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Henk K. Mienis