Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association
WetWebMedia is listed as a "supporter and partner" on the
website of SAIA.
<Mmm, this is news to me. I do know Christiane Schmidt
(cc'd above) and don't know if Tim is still involved...>
It's been suggested in one of the forums that you don't, in
fact, support them. Could you clarify?
<Don't know what exactly constitutes "support"... I/we
are not "card-carrying members", but I've read over,
tried to help with some of their written tenets, and I do believe (as
w/ MAC before them) in the basic thrusts of what the organization is
trying to accomplish>
And at the risk of opening up a huge can of worms, could you comment on
the role of industry bodies like SAIA in promoting sustainability in
the aquarium trade?
<I am (always) hopeful that such NGOs can/will add to the purposes
of diffusing useful information and practices of conservation of
resources. Sorry to be so vague, but I just don't know (that) much
re what SAIA has accomplished thus far.
Re: Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association 9/22/10
thank you for the update.
<Mmm, it's my habit/practice to include folks who are mentioned
Tim is still with us (as a member and soon as a board members and
official representative in the UK &US).
SAIA is developing well, we receive more and more attention, especially
since we published some education materials for hobbyists. However we
did not and never aimed at developing into a mass organization.
You should be in our mailing list, I think, and thus receive the latest
updates. If you are interested to learn more, signal me and I'll
provide more background information.
<Thank you for your input here Christiane, and your efforts on
improving the trade, preserving our planet. BobF>