News & Notes

MACNA 2022: Gathering and Growing, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 2022 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) is scheduled, in-person, for September 9th through 11th in centrally-located Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

19 Apr 9:00 AM 0 Read More...

MACNA 2021 Going Virtual

Due to ongoing pandemic concerns, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) will again be held as a virtual event in 2021, with a plan to return to an in-person format in 2022.

12 Mar 4:45 AM 0 Read More...

PIJAC UPDATE: Zebra Mussel Problem Growing in Scope

Invasive zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) have now been confirmed as contaminants in marimo moss balls in at least 12 states. It appears that contaminated marimo balls were imported from Ukraine, and distributed to pet shops nationwide.

05 Mar 8:38 PM 1 Read More...

Invasive Zebra Mussels Reported in Marimo Moss Balls

Stopping the spread of the invasive zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha, may no longer just be a concern for boaters and fishermen. The culprit? Marimo moss balls…

04 Mar 12:17 AM 1 Read More...

SAVES Act Proposes ESA Amendment

New federal legislation before Congress would change the US Endangered Species Act to end the practice of listing species that are not native to the United States. This would, according to some observers in the aquarium trade, help eliminate problems with captive-bred fishes from becoming entangled in ESA regulations.

04 Mar 12:15 AM 6 Read More...