Coral Magazine Interview
Marine biologist Christiane Schmidt on the Disney-Pixar movie FINDING DORY. Download here
How many Dorys are there in the sea?
IUCN lists Paracanthurus hepatus globally as Least Concern, because of its wide range and naturally rare occurrence. However, no data for populations in Indonesia or the Philippines exist and can be assessed. Given the biology of the species and its natural rarity, local declines and perhaps extirpations are possible.
Therefore SAIA intends to start a project in collaboration with scientists researching the status of P. hepatus populations in Indonesia and in the Philippines to help the aquarium industry and hobbyists as well as any new Dory lovers to make an informed buying decision. Findings of the study should also be used to make the case for and support sustainable management of the aquarium fishery and its resources. Flyer
Book Release January 2017: Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture
More than 50 leading scientists and experts contribute with up to date information on different topics relevant for the aquaculture of the most emblematic groups of organisms traded for reef aquariums. See here
New Master Course at University of Ancona
Our partner, the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona starts a new master course in 2017 around Marine Ornamental Aquaculture. Participants will be trained in designing, managing and running marine ornamental facilities and receive comprehensive knowledge of ornamental marine organisms, as well as all aspects of the marine aquaculture and aquarium trade. More info can be found here