Meet The 2021 - 2022 MASNA Student Scholarship Recipients
This year two $7,000.00 scholarships will be granted, one to an undergraduate student and one to a graduate student. This significant increase, up from $4,000 per award in previous years, is in response to increased financial hardship for students resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Svein A. Fosså is the 2021 MASNA Award Honoree
An important part of fighting for a sustainable aquarium trade is to have conservation interests close at heart. Among the many organizations Svein Fosså collaborates with is LINI in Bali, Indonesia. To the right is LINI’s founder and CEO, Gayatri Reksodihardjo-Lilley.
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Kathy Leahy to be recognized as 2021 MASNA Aquarist of the Year
Kathy Leahy of St. Louis, Missouri is the 2021 MASNA Aquarist of the Year in recognition of her friendship, her mentoring, the sharing of her knowledge, and for inspiring countless marine aquarists in the art of breeding marine fish.
Fast-Lane Corals: Acropora Tables are first responders on damaged reefs
egenerate coral reef habitats at a rate 14 times faster than any other stony coral type.
Friends and fans of Bob Fenner Unite!
A sure collector’s item: Bob Fenner Memorial T-shirt, with all proceeds supporting MASNA, one of his favorite non-profit organizations.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
CORAL New Issue “FREE THE FISHES” Inside Look says:[…] of Contents for the May/June 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online. “Is keeping a marine aquarium morally right? Is it ethically correct? Is it something we can […]
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.