Visitors to MACNA 2022 in Milwaukee met with a wide range of coral vendors, including regional staples, new farmers, and nationally recognized coral purveyors.
As a “vendor” on the show floor, in my case representing CORAL Magazine, it’s very difficult to get away to cover three days of lectures. I managed to sneak a moment away from the table on Friday morning to sit in on the well-attended presentation from Dr. Jamie Craggs of the Coral Spawning Lab in London, England.
Proponents of re-opening Hawaiian waters to sustainable aquarium fish collection are quietly cheering a winning round in court with the validity of an environmental impact statement based on science and years’ of study affirmed. On the losing end is Earth Justice, a rabidly anti-fishing activist group, who had tried to quash a revised EIS that found collection practices, regulations, and catch limits consistent with a sustainable, small-scale fishery.
After a two-year hiatus forced by the COVID-19 Pandemic, MACNA, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, will return to the in-person format so many aquarists know and love. MACNA 2022 features a deep lineup of expert speakers on a wide range of topics that will intrigue and inspire every marine aquarist.
When aquacutlure research is successful, something has to be done with all the baby fish! Watch as 100 captive-bred Chelmon rostratus venture out into the world beyond their laboratory birthplace.