Airline Transport

International airline companies transport fish from exporting to importing states. Shipping charges are the main reason behind the discrepancy between marine ornamental prices in the exporting country and final retail price - in the case of fish, shipping charges often correspond to approximately half to two thirds of the landed price incurred by the importer39. Transport associations such as the International Air Transport Association [IATA)iv and the Animal Transportation Association [AATA)v organize and manage the transport of live marine ornamentals. Fish are packaged according to a list of criteria set out by these organizations.

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