In the absence of hard data, small-scale fisheries like Kenya’s increasingly seem to be a better sourcing option for hobbyists looking to minimize the impact their aquariums have on wild reefs.
Although relatively few aquarists know it, Kenya has been the site of a small-scale marine aquarium fishery supplying fishes, invertebrates, and—until recently—corals to the trade since the mid-1970s.
Watch John Lambert’s video bonuses for “Breeding a glorious eartheater: Geophagus mirabilis ‘Aripuana,'” from the July/August issue of AMAZONAS Magazine.
Palau-based Biota Marine Life Nursery is now poised to become the next household name in the growing field of large-scale ornamental marine aquaculture companies.
A preview of articles and images in the new issue of CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine, July/August 2017.