News & Notes

Aquarium Apocalypse? Can Lacey Act Amendments Really Cripple—or End—The U.S. Aquarium (and Pet) Trade?

Proposed legislation will undoubtedly have severe impacts on the aquarium hobby. Savvy aquarists will not underestimate the dire consequences of failing to consider the implications for themselves, the livelihoods of those involved in the trade, and the many benefits aquariums provide to people and aquatic species.

09 Feb 6:27 PM 5 Read More...

Weird Waters Debuts on TUBI and ROKU!

You’ve waited months for the cartoon series Weird Waters to premier, and now it’s here with positive reviews from aquarists young and old!

04 Feb 5:49 PM 0 Read More...

Federal Legislation Threatens Pets, Zoos, Aquariums, and Biomedical Research

Proposed revisions to the Lacey Act have passed in the House, are headed to the Senate, and could bring the entire pet trade and hobby to a grinding halt.

04 Feb 2:41 PM 27 Read More...

The Pet Industry Needs Your Help!

Proposed new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives could institute white lists of approved species, ban interstate transport of any species not on the white list, and create extensive new “emergency powers” for the USFWS.

02 Feb 4:41 PM 2 Read More...

Massive, Pristine Reef Discovered Off Tourist Island of Tahiti

The previously undocumented coral reef is reported to be in “pristine” condition and has remained surprisingly healthy despite recent coral bleaching events in the region.

28 Jan 2:07 PM 0 Read More...