Marine Aquarium Hobbyist Survey – Have Your Say!
16 Jul, 2015
Marine Aquarium Hobbyist Survey
Bettering the hobby through research
This survey is being conducted by James Cook University,
National Fisheries Authority PNG,
and the Marine Aquarium Trade Research group.
By Thane Militz
Have you ever gone into your local fish store intent on acquiring a new addition for your aquarium, only to leave empty handed and disappointed? It is indeed a frustrating experience I can definitely relate too.
But who is really at fault for such an experience? The local fish store? Their supplier? The overseas exporter? Or am I to blame, as the hobbyist, for not effectively communicating what it is exactly I am wanting to purchase?
I suspect the crux of the issue is the complicated nature of the marine aquarium supply chain. Hobbyist feedback can often only go so far by word of mouth, and the vast number of suppliers/exporters makes it impractical, if not impossible, to contact them all directly.
While there is an industry wide call to improve the aquarium trade’s sustainability, part of making the trade more sustainable is ensuring the fish arriving at your local fish store or online retailer fulfill the needs of the hobbyist. But the industry needs to know what those needs are!
I would personally like to invite all marine aquarium hobbyists to have their say and let the industry know what is important to them when purchasing a fish. Directly below is a short five minute survey, the results of which will be published, shared throughout the marine aquarium industry, and made accessible to the public. Please complete the survey below and help us make a better marine aquarium industry for all to enjoy!
Editor’s Note – This survey is not being conducted by CORAL Magazine; This survey is being conducted by James Cook University, National Fisheries Authority PNG, and the Marine Aquarium Trade Research group. See the survey for further disclosure / disclaimer information. This is not a CORAL Magazine survey.