Southeast Asia is a cluster of continental landmasses and many islands, all of which lie near the equator. Made up of the countries of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and the Philippines, the climate of the region has produced in an environment which is highly varied and diverse. Freshwater fish fauna of this region is particularly diversified. Hence, it is not a surprise that the profitable aquarium trade has been exploiting the species in Southeast Asia for years.
As suggested by the name of this website “The Last Fish” is to act as a reminder to its readers that if conservation efforts are not initiated and maintained, the freshwater fishes out in the wild will soon be extinct. Therefore, this website aims to educate its readers and increase the awareness of the increasing issues on the overexploitation of freshwater fishes due to Aquarium Fish Trade in Southeast Asia.