The Humane Society of the United States

Ocean Fish

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From indiscriminate overfishing to coral reef destruction, ocean fish populations are plummeting worldwide—and taking with them other sea animal populations, including sea turtles, dolphins, whales, seals, and even sharks.

Trouble in Paradise

The vast majority of pet fish owners don’t stock their tanks with animals from coral reefs. But the demand from a relatively small number of saltwater hobbyists takes a disproportionate toll on wild reef fish and their habitats.

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