OATA is very pleased to be playing our part in a new research project being undertaken by Cefas looking into the trade in live coral from Indonesia.

There are challenges identifying maricultured and wild coral so in response to this coral identification challenge, scientists from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are working the Indonesian Coral Reef Foundation (TERANGI) and the Indonesian Nature Foundation (Yayasan Alam Indonesia Lestari – LINI) on a Defra funded project which aims to build a shared understanding of the coral trade between Indonesia and the UK, and to develop a practical identification guide for traded corals which can help regulators quickly identify if a species is what it says it is on the box, and spot mis-declared farmed coral.

Read more on the project here.