Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management, and Trade
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-43
NOAA Technical Memorandum CRCP-8
Published Date: 2009
The International Workshop on Corallium Science, Management, and Trade is the first of two workshops convened to better understand the biological status of precious corals in the family Coralliidae, the adequacy of existing management measures, and the benefits and limitations of a potential CITES Appendix-II listing at enhancing conservation of this taxa. The meeting was convened in response to an Appendix-II listing proposal submitted by the U.S. at the 14th meeting of the CITES Conference of Parties (COP 14), specifically to address questions pertaining to the ability to effectively implement a possible CITES listing. The workshop would not have been possible without the financial support provided by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) and NOAA Fisheries, and supplementary funding from The Ocean Foundation.