A commercial fish collector whose career spans over five decades, Henry Feddern was there in the beginning of the marine aquarium hobby. He was one of a tiny cadre of aquatic mavericks squeezing out their living by introducing their exotic catches into a radical saltwater trade still in its infancy.
Jay Hemdal revists the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.
Jay Hemdal presents a history of RAW; Regional Aquatics Workshops, an event for public aquarists
Public Aquarist Jay Hemdal reminds us that sometimes the simplest answer is the best one.
International law has failed to protect coral reefs and tropical fish from being decimated by a growing collectors market, but U.S. reforms can lead the way towards making the trade more responsible, ecologically sustainable and humane. That’s the view of 18 experts, including Washington State University marine ecologist Brian Tissot, writing in the journal Marine Policy.