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Research Article

Crawling to Collapse: Ecologically Unsound Ornamental Invertebrate Fisheries

  • Andrew Rhyne mail,

    arhyne@rwu.edu

    Affiliations: New England Aquarium, Edgerton Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

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  • Randi Rotjan,

    Affiliations: New England Aquarium, Edgerton Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Andrew Bruckner,

    Affiliation: Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Landover, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Michael Tlusty

    Affiliation: New England Aquarium, Edgerton Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 22, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008413

About the Authors

Andrew Rhyne, Randi Rotjan, Michael Tlusty
New England Aquarium, Edgerton Research Laboratory, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrew Rhyne
Roger Williams University, Department of Biology and Marine Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America
Randi Rotjan
Harvard University, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andrew Bruckner
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Landover, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: arhyne@rwu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALR RDR. Analyzed the data: ALR RDR MT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RDR MT AB. Wrote the paper: ALR RDR MT AB.