A Recap Of The MBI Workshop 2014

Posted by on August 21, 2014 - zero

By Jay Hemdal

Matt Pedersen presenting about clownfishes

Matt Pedersen presenting about clownfishes

Hosted by the Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan (MASM) and the Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI), and held July 19, 2014 at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, this was the fifth workshop they have offered dealing solely with the captive breeding of marine species.

This approach supports the sustainability of the aquarium hobby and gives home aquarists the information needed to propagate marine aquarium animals in their homes. Aquarists who are successful at raising their own animals always learn skills along the way that translate to better aquarium keeping overall.

Knowing that networking is at least as important as the lectures themselves, the MBI organized a pre-workshop reception and a post-workshop barbeque, allowing attendees to interface with the speakers and gain additional insight in an informal setting.

I’ve attended this conference in the past, and presented on the Toledo Zoo‘s efforts to propagate boarfish, as well as our pilot marine fish propagation program.

Here are brief descriptions of the day’s presentations:

1. The first speaker was Matt Pedersen, an editor for Coral and …read more

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