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Reef Builders      10/29/19
Hi Bob,
I saw you at RAP Chicago - hope you're doing well. It's been a long time.
Was curious if you had a good contact phone number, would like to chat with you about a future project! Let me know,
<Sure Ryan: 858 397 XXXX; here in San Diego, CA. B>
Ryan Gripp
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MASNA's 4th Annual Scientific Poster Session was held in Orlando at MACNA 2019!       10/15/19
NEWS CONTACT: Tim Lyons, M.Sc.
MASNA's Director of Conservation
Poster@MASNA.org (mailto:Poster@MASNA.org)
MASNA's 4th Annual Scientific Poster Session Recap
Each year, MASNA provides the opportunity for scientists in any field relating to the marine aquarium hobby to showcase their research at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA).

The goal of this MASNA program is to open a line of communication between scientists, industry, and interested hobbyists, so that scientific research crucial to the sustainability and advancement of the hobby is freely available to all stakeholder groups. MASNA’s 4^thAnnual Scientific Poster Session was held at MACNA 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Electronic versions of this year’s posters will be posted, and can be viewed at https://masna.org/masna-programs/masna-scientific-poster-session/?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=f29a0daa70-MASNA+4th+Scientific+Poster+Session_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-f29a0daa70-457263653.

This year, MASNA recognized two exceptional student researchers at the undergraduate and graduate level, for producing and effectively communicating the best poster in each of their respective categories.

Our graduate poster session awardee is Sarah Hutchins. Sarah is a masters student at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory in Ruskin, Florida. Sarah’s poster entitled “Optimizing Culture Parameters of the Cyclopoid Copepod Oithona colcarva” addressed a critical aspect of marine ornamental aquaculture-producing high quality live food items for larval fishes.

Our undergraduate poster session awardee is Lauren Block, a third year student at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Her poster entitled “Coculture: A larval rearing technique for clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) with the tropical paracalenid copepod, Parvocalanus crassirostris” discussed the benefits of growing larval marine fishes in tandem with copepods to provide a continuous supply of nutritious live food items. Congratulations to Sarah (above, left) and Lauren (above, right).

We would like to thank the authors and judges that participated in this year’s poster session. Additionally, we thank this years poster session sponsors EcoTech Marine, The Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS), and the Colorado Organization for Reef and Aquatic Life (CORAL). We firmly believe in the benefit of open communication, and encourage interested researchers, students, and hobbyists to consider participating in future MASNA scientific poster sessions.

About MASNA:
MASNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA’s goals are to:
* Educate our members through online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events.
* Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment.
* Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance, and encouragement.
* Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts.

More at www.MASNA.org

Tunze funds MASNA's Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research.     10/16/19
Thanks to Tunze!

Contact: Dr. Kevin Erickson
MASNA President
Fund@MASNA.org (mailto:Fund@MASNA.org)
Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research website HERE (http://masna.org/masna-programs/memorial-publishing-fund/?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=02481ede98-Tunze+Funds+MASNA%27s+Open+Access+Memorial+Fund_COPY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-02481ede98-457263653&mc_cid=02481ede98&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) 
For Public Release on October 16, 2019,
Tunze USA supports the Dr Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research.

MASNA would like to thank Tunze, the newest supporter of the Dr. Junda Lin Open Access Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research, for their generous $2,500 contribution towards providing industry, scientists, and hobbyists with freely available, open access scientific research.

Tunze's support will allow MASNA to offset the publishing costs for scientists and students that are working on research directly relevant to the marine aquarium industry.

As the aquarium industry grows, this research can provide industry and hobbyists alike with critical, up to date information about aquaculture protocols, trends in marine ornamental trade, novel equipment design, and a number of other relevant topics.
http://masna.org/masna-programs/memorial-publishing-fund/In?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=02481ede98-Tunze+Funds+MASNA%27s+Open+Access+Memorial+Fund_COPY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-02481ede98-457263653&mc_cid=02481ede98&mc_eid=[UNIQID] 2017, MASNA introduced the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research with the goal to off-set the cost to students of publishing research as open access articles in order to promote the spread of scientific ideas to not only scientists, but to anyone who is interested in the research, by making it freely available.
Dr. Junda Lin was a Professor of Biological Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology and the Director of the Institute for Marine Research (IMR). Dr. Lin’s Lab focused on the development of aquaculture technology for marine ornamental species to offset and replace wild collection. Dr. Lin’s lab studied the basic biological processes of several shellfish and fish species, evaluated their aquaculture potential, and developed cultivation technology.

Rather than in the traditional scientific publishing scheme, where the reader of the scientific article incurs a cost to access the article, with open access articles, the article is available to the world, and the author is charged a fee when the article is accepted by the publisher.

Therefore, the Dr. Junda Lin Memorial Fund for Publishing Open Access Marine Aquarium Research is a fund supported by individuals, aquarium clubs, businesses, and universities that provides students with a financial offset to the costs of publishing a scientific article as an open access article. More information on how to apply and the donation link can be found HERE (http://masna.org/masna-programs/memorial-publishing-fund/?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=02481ede98-Tunze+Funds+MASNA%27s+Open+Access+Memorial+Fund_COPY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-02481ede98-457263653&mc_cid=02481ede98&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) .

Scientific research has historically been published and distributed by for-profit companies that require readers to pay to access content, comprising a 19.6 billion dollar industry that results in inaccessibility for most hobbyists. Research institutions have begun terminating long-standing subscriptions to for-profit journals, and many independent researchers have taken an active stance on information dissemination by opting to publish in open-access formats.

MASNA fully supports open-access publishing, and firmly believes that research relating to aquarium science should be available to anyone who wishes to read it. For more details on recent open-access publishing developments, see HERE (https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/mar/28/paywalls-block-scientific-progress-research-should-be-open-to-everyone?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=02481ede98-Tunze+Funds+MASNA%27s+Open+Access+Memorial+Fund_COPY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-02481ede98-457263653&mc_cid=02481ede98&mc_eid=[UNIQID]) .

MASNA would like to thank the donors that have contributed to the Junda Lin Memorial Fund thus far. Open-access publications allow the rapid dissemination of research to the non-scientific public that would otherwise not be able to access this information. The modern marine sciences increasingly recognize the importance of informed hobbyists and citizen scientists in data collection, volunteer work, and in their ability to drive changes in public outlook and policy.

MASNA welcomes donations from any business, organization, or individual who shares the belief that advancements in science should be freely available to the general public, and those that support MASNA’s mission to encourage the sustainability and ethical growth of the marine aquarium industry through the education of its members and the wider hobbyist community.

For more information and to donate to the fund, please click here: http://masna.org/masna-programs/memorial-publishing-fund/?utm_source=Public+BOD+Email&utm_campaign=02481ede98-Tunze+Funds+MASNA%27s+Open+Access+Memorial+Fund_COPY&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_684126d033-02481ede98-457263653&mc_cid=02481ede98&mc_eid=[UNIQID]

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Announcing MACNA 2019      8/30/18
Celebrating Aquaculture
August 30th - September 1st, 2019
Orlando, Florida
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
MASNA is proud to announce that the theme for MACNA 2019 will be “Celebrating Aquaculture”.
Promoting the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby, supporting captive breeding and propagation efforts, and ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment are at the core of MASNA's goals, and we intend to elevate our efforts in educational outreach, scholarship, and the healthy, sustainable promotion of the marine ornamental hobby with a closer focus on its practices.
Many of the MACNA 2019 presentations and workshops will be centered around celebrating aquaculture and we hope that our attendees, exhibitors, and media partners can join us in the promotion and advocacy of this message.
** For the first time in MACNA history, we will be exploring the wide world of marine aquariums on a Disney property!
Plan to spend the warm summer days on the exhibit floor immersed in the latest products and coolest corals and then head into Orlando to experience all the shopping, dining, and thrills the theme park can offer.
We've designed MACNA 2019 with families in mind, from a family focused venue, to kid's activities on the exhibit floor. Make MACNA your 2019 family vacation destination!
Copyright © 2018 MASNA, All rights reserved.
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Our mailing address is:
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NERAC VIII      2/8/14
<Can't make it Nan; but will post your msg. on WWM. Bob Fenner>
Long Island Reef  Association
PO Box 801, Miller Place, NY 11764     
_www.longislandreef.org_ (http://www.longislandreef.org ) 
RE: NERAC VIII (NorthEast Reef Aquarium  Conference)
Saturday, March 22,  2014
Atlantis Long Island Aquarium  and Exhibition Center
About a month ago, the Long Island Reef Association (LIRA) which is hosting the NERAC VIII conference sent you an email inviting your company to join.
 The email giving your company the opportunity to either purchase a booth or if  unable to attend, the ability to donate in order to be listed both on the NERAC  website (_www.neracviii.com_ (http://www.neracviii.com) ) and in the  program guide.
Unfortunately we have not heard from you, either it may have been caught by your spam filter (hence the duplicate that has been sent via a standard email)  or that you may have missed reading it.
As an event organizer I hope to encourage you to further think about  joining this great conference.  In 2012 we had over 135 attendees for the  conference and 100 for the dinner.  This year the response has been  overwhelming with anticipation of exceeding 150 people for the conference.   Expected fish enthusiasts will be coming from Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,  Connecticut and Upstate New York.
If a booth is not your choice of advertisement, then think about donating  your product(s).  These donations will be used for the raffle event held on Saturday afternoon
A few companies responded in asking about an alternative to a product since they wanted to make livestock available or the ability to offer an upcoming  product.  Well, I suggested that a gift certificate be made available, 
which they concurred with excitement.  In addition, some of these companies
accompanied their donation along with a discount to all attendees of the  conference between 10-30% off product/livestock found on their website.
Time is running out.  In order to acknowledge your company in our  program guide, we need to hear from you as soon as possible.  Please  contact me at alwaysalady1955@aol.com_ (mailto:alwaysalady1955@aol.com)  or  (631)669-2550 with your intentions or any questions you may have regarding this  event.
Donations may be sent to Atlantis Long Island Aquarium, attention Joe 
Yaiullo, 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 or to Nancy Weiss 1442 Manor  Lane, Bay Shore, NY 11706.
On behalf of the event organizers and that of the association, I thank you  for taking the time to read this and for any donations that are made.
Nancy Weiss
LIRA secretary

Aquarama 2013     5/30/13
<Hey Per>
Will update you with more photos from Aquarama 2013
<Ah, sorry to miss it (again), and seeing you, Sing., and getting out diving thereabouts. B>
Regards, Perry

Asia's Largest Aquaculture & Ornamental Fishes Show! 6th-8th February, 2011 - Chennai
We, *Marine Products Export Development Authority - Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of* *India*, take this valuable opportunity to cordially invite your organization to exhibit and participate at the
*Asia's Largest Aquaculture, Seafood and Ornamental Fishes Show - /_Aqua Aquaria India 2011 <http://aquaaquaria.com>_/*, from 6th-8th February, 2011, at Chennai in India.
The show envisages a central hub for the entire Asian and Worldwide seafood, aquaculture and ornamental fishes market with organizations participating from different parts of the globe. The event also includes technical sessions, seminars and workshops from renowned experts from the industry.
We would be much honoured and pleased to have you at the expo as it would be a good opportunity for you to get in contact with the importers, exporters, machinery manufacturers, hatchery owners, aquarium
hobbyists and the entire industry network from all over the world with endless business leads and opportunities.
Eagerly looking forward to your presence at the show!
Aqua Aquaria India 2011
Welcome to the first edition of *AQUA AQUARIA INDIA 2011* -- one of the largest aquaculture and aquarium shows in Asia, hosted by the *Marine Products Exports Development Authority* (MPEDA). Hitherto MPEDA had been organizing the aqua and aquaria shows separately and for the first time, both the events INDAQUA and INDAQUARIA has been clubbed together as AQUA AQUARIA and is being hosted by MPEDA from *6th to 8th February 2011*, at *Chennai*. [read more
MPEDA has initiated a scheme for "*Green certification of Ornamental Fish*". We believe it is the first of its kind in the world. The vision of this scheme is "*Conservation and sustainable development of ornamental fish sector*" involving collection, farming and marketing through a value chain system enabling certification at all stages.[read more <http://aquaaquaria.com/about_the_show.html>]
*Date* : *6th - 8th February*, 2011
*Venue* :*_Chennai Trade Center_ <http://www.aquaaquaria.com/venue.html>*
AAI - 2011 offers immense opportunity to the participants to exchange ideas for mutual benefits and explore further possibility in strengthening the trade relationship.
The three days event comprises technical sessions to be conducted by the renowned International experts on aquaculture and ornamental fish, providing technical and marketing support in both the fields.
The show envisages apart from technical sessions, participation of International and Indian exhibitors in large numbers. 230 stalls exclusively 100 stalls for aquaculture, 100 stalls for ornamental fish, 20 stalls for machinery and equipments, feed, packaging, additives, aquarium accessories and equipments, 10 stalls for aqua products will be available to exhibitors from India and abroad to showcase the latest available technologies and quality inputs.
>> Stall Rates <http://aquaaquaria.com/stallrates.html> <<
>> Floor Plan <http://floorplan.aquaaquaria.com> <<
>> Registration <http://www.aquaaquaria.com/exhibitors.html> <<
/"You can make the payment online
<http://www.aquaaquaria.com/payment_options.html> and book your stalls"/
Book your stall at the show and place your business within the global emerging trends of seafood processing, aquaculture and ornamental marine products.
*The exhibitors for AAI 2011 comprise of the following beneficiary communities:*
* Aquaculturists, Hatchery owners, Producers of shrimp, scampi, ornamental fish and other allied sector.
* Aquarium tank manufacturers, aerator machineries, artificial aquarium decoratives, etc.
* Breeders of ornamental fishes, exporters from various part of the world.
* Technicians and Technocrats from processing plants and quality control departments.
* Manufacturers / Suppliers of Insulated Fish boxes, tubs crates, fishing nets etc. [read more
>> Offline Registration <http://www.aquaaquaria.com/downloads.html> <<
>> Online Registration
<http://www.aquaaquaria.com/delegate_registration.html> <<
>> General Delegate Info <http://www.aquaaquaria.com/delegates.html> <<
/"You can register as a delegate by paying online
Register yourself as a delegate and get the benefit of information on various grounds of aquaculture. Get to know the experts in industry and their valuable experience/ideas, that they would share during the seminar sessions of the event.
Indian Farmer delegates can avail special concessions for attending the seminars. They are required to produce a recommendation letter from the Assistant or Deputy Director MPEDA Regional offices or from State Fisheries Department officials not below the rank of Inspector of Fisheries or from the CEO of NaCSA/NETFISH/RGCA.
*Delegate Fee*
*Other INDIAN DELEGATES* *Rs.2000*
*For further details regarding exhibitor and delegate terms, accommodation, venue, touring etc.,
visit our website www.aquaaquaria.com
<http://www.aquaaquaria.com>For queries, mail us at info@aquaaquaria.com
*We're eagerly looking forward to your presence at the show! *
with regards,
-- *Aqua Aquaria India 2011 Team* --
Global Infrastructure Services & Solutions (TN) Pvt. Ltd. - Event Manager
Ms. Susannah Pradeep (Marketing Manager) | +91 9962910060 | +91 044 43406000 Extn: 2005
Mr. M. Vignesh (Assistant Manager - Projects) | +91 9790008400 | +91 044 43406000 Extn: 2004
E-mail: info@aquaaquaria.com <http://aquaaquaria.com/contact.html>
*The Marine Products Export Development Authority*
/(If you can't view this mail properly, click here
<http://www.aquaaquaria.com/email/aai_mail.html> to view it in a new browser window)/

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