The publishers of CORAL, the Marine & Reef Aquarium Magazine, announce the 2023 Reef Life Calendar featuring Photographs by Denise Nielsen Tackett & Larry P. Tackett. Order today and be ready for 2023!
More than two dozen years since the golden skiffia (Skiffia francesae) disappeared from its only natural habitat in Mexico, a team of conservationists will release the species back into the wild.
What follows is Jake Adams’ own autobiographical account of his life as an aquarist through the summer of 2022, submitted as part of the MASNA Award process, now shared publicly with the blessings of Jake’s wife, Windsor Adams, and MASNA.
An Associated Press article by Victoria Milko, Firdia Lisnawati, and Kathy Young, published on October 19th, 2022, has sparked discussion of the marine aquarium trade, including a response from the Pet Advocacy Network (formerly PIJAC). The report builds a case that wild collection of marine fishes for the aquarium trade is unregulated and with no standards for sustainability. A response from the Pet Advocacy Network, below, argues that progress is being made and that the AP article paints a distortedly pessimistic picture of the global aquarium fishery.
Rosario LaCorte and Charley Grimes have both been keeping fish for longer than most of us could even hope to live, and they’ve got the stories to prove it! Joe served an amazing 19 years as President of the Greater City Aquarium Society, and is still extremely active in the hobby. Sit in for our chat with these trailblazers, and while you’re at it, check out Rosario’s wonderful book, “An Aquarist’s Journey”.