What You Missed at MACNA 2022: New Products and Inventions
MACNA continues to be the premier event where marine-aquarium-related companies debut and showcase their latest innovations. 2022 was no different; several manufacturers and distributors saved their best for introduction at MACNA, just as the aquarium retail sector starts to ramp up for the normally busy fall season!
What You Missed at MACNA 2022: Impressive Fish
MACNA never seems to disappoint in the fish department. Mostly, it’s whatever the latest captive-breeding breakthrough has been, but importers often like to showcase highly-coveted rarities, a bit of “flexing”…
What You Missed at MACNA 2022: The Trade Show
While many marine aquarium events draw in retailer participation, MACNA is often the pinnacle of manufacturer presence and new product releases, just as aquarium retailers see the start of the busy fall season.
What You Missed at MACNA 2022: All The Corals
Visitors to MACNA 2022 in Milwaukee met with a wide range of coral vendors, including regional staples, new farmers, and nationally recognized coral purveyors.
What You Missed at MACNA 2022: Innovative Speakers
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.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
CORAL New Issue “FREE THE FISHES” Inside Look says:[…] of Contents for the May/June 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online. “Is keeping a marine aquarium morally right? Is it ethically correct? Is it something we can […]
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.