Science – Shell trade pushes giant clams to the brink

In the most recent volume of the Science magazine (Vol. 351, Issue 6271), Christina Larson (Science correspondent in Beijing) provided insights on the current extensive shell trade in Tanmen, Hainan Island, China. This article is closely linked back to the overfishing of giant clam shells by Chinese fishermen in the South China Sea (BBC News, 15 Dec 2015). A big thank you to Christina for putting this story together! 🙂 We hope that it will highlight the severity of over exploitation of giant clams, and the damage to the surrounding reefs. Here’s a print screen version of the article:

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