News & Notes

Pet Advocacy Network Refutes Negative Depiction of Global Aquarium Trade by Associated Press

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.

27 Oct 1:24 PM 0 Read More...

VIDEO: Rebuilding Coral Reefs in the Dominican Republic

Building upon recent successes with outplanting Acorpora palmata in the area, Fudemar and SECORE have committed to a large-scale restoration project. “More than four hectares (10 acres) of reef will be enhanced through coral seeding within the next three years.”

14 Oct 12:49 PM 0 Read More...

What You Missed at MACNA 2022: Poster Sessions

The Poster Sessions at MACNA are a relatively recent addition to the conference format. With times set aside for researchers to be present and discussing their findings, the MACNA poster session offers an intimate, personal experience between attendees and presenters.

15 Sep 5:01 PM 0 Read More...

Captive-Bred Elegance Coral Breakthrough

Once considered among the most-challenging—or even impossible—candidates for captive aquaculture, the large-polyp Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, has become ever more scarce in the aquarium trade as imports from the wild have dwindled in recent years. Now a team led by Dr. Jamie Craggs has cracked the reproductive code of this prized stony coral in their labs in the United Kingdom.

08 Sep 2:01 AM 2 Read More...

Alyssa Gabriel, MASNA's 2022 Aquarist of the Year

MASNA is excited to announce Alyssa Gabriel of Maryland, USA, as the 2022 MASNA Aquarist of the Year in recognition of her success in seahorse aquaculture.

02 Sep 10:30 AM 0 Read More...