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Marine Aquarium Fishery Relative to Recreational and Commercial Fisheries

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Marine Aquarium Fishery Relative to Recreational and Commercial Fisheries The Marine Aquarium Fishery Relative to the Recreational and Commercial Fisheries The marine aquarium fishery in Hawaii is but one of many fisheries. While it is a significant fishery, it is by no means the largest, nor does it have the greatest impact. Nonetheless, anti-aquarium fishery activists target only the aquarium fishery and blame it for reef devastation. The facts, as you will see below, do not support their position. Based on the data, we support all well-managed sustainable fisheries, including recreational fisheries, commercial food fisheries and aquarium fisheries. read more

11/5/2016 Public Meeting Minutes

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Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA Location: Uberconference Date: 5/11/2016 Time: 9:00 P.M. EST Attendance Board of Directors Present: Kevin Erickson: President Tom Lisciandra: Secretary Rich Hogan: At Large Chris Hinsley: Public Relations Christine Rowe: Treasurer Paul Poeschl: Membership Adlejean Ho: ILOC Board of Directors Absent: Rob Mougey: Vice President Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations Attending Members: Paul Steen, Ed Wiser, Brenda Hogan. Meeting Call to order Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:04 P.M. EST; Tom Lisciandra seconds. read more

08/06/2016 Public Meeting Minutes

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Public Meeting Minutes – MASNA Location: Uberconference Date: 6/8/2016 Time: 9:00 P.M. EST Attendance Board of Directors Present: Kevin Erickson: President Rob Mougey: Vice President Tom Lisciandra: Secretary Christine Rowe: Treasurer Rich Hogan: At Large Adlejean Ho: ILOC Board of Directors Absent: Paul Poeschl: Membership Bob Winfrey: Vender Relations Attending Members: John Monrow Meeting Call to order Kevin Erickson moves to open meeting at 9:03 P.M. EST; Rom Mougey seconds. Meeting Minutes: read more

Two New MASNA Education Pages

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Two new MASNA Education Pages: Palette Surgeonfish Aquaculture and Lionfish Education MASNA is a non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium clubs and individual hobbyists from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals. MASNA and its volunteers have put together two new educational articles, one on the aquaculture of the Palette Surgeonfish, and one on invasive Lionfish Education. The Palette Surgeonfish Aquaculture article (https://masna.org/masna-programs/palette-surgeonfish/) details the work being done in the captive breeding and rearing of the common Palette Surgeonfish (P. hepatus), and Yellow Tang (Z. flavescens) by hobbyists, corporations, and scientists alike. Detailing successes and efforts from sources such as Rising Tide Conservation, The Oceanic Institute in Hawaii, Sustainable Aquatics, the Fisheries Research Institute of Taiwan, and even home hobbyists such as Darren Nancarrow. We delve into the success rates, feeding regime, and success stories of breeding and raising these difficult fish. read more