The Founding Members of the Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign
The Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign is driven by these members who commit their talents and energy to coral reef aquarium fish conservation.
Founded by Dr. Paul Anderson, a fisheries biologist, aquaculturist, educator, and certified project manager, the Campaign's growth and direction is guided by Insight by Anderson, LLC, a Small Business Enterprise certified by the State of Connecticut.
New England Aquarium is leading U.S. public aquaria to build aquaculture capacity as an alternative to collection of fish species vulnerable to overfishing in the wild. The Campaign contributes to New England's initiative in the curation of the Open Source Marine Fish Egg Catalog, helping public aquaria identify eggs of mating fishes on exhibit to prioritize their aquaculture efforts.
LINI conducts capacity building for Indonesian marine aquarium fisheries, the 2nd largest global fishery for the marine aquarium trade. They teach techniques and best practices in fish collecting, transport, and aquaculture, while facilitating dialogues across the value chain--among fishers, traders, and exporters.
RWU Professor Dr. Andy Rhyne collaborates with Campaign partners to measure genes and enzymes triggered in marine aquarium fish exposed to cyanide, and hosts the Open Source Marine Fish Egg Catalog, helping public aquaria identify eggs of mating fishes on exhibit to prioritize their aquaculture efforts.
The Campaign was borne out of Mystic Aquarium. Today, Mystic's scientists collaborate with Campaign partners to measure genes and enzymes triggered in marine aquarium fish exposed to cyanide. Mystic also supports the Campaign's representation among the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The University of Connecticut supports the Campaign in the expertise of its Foundation and other resources towards the achievement of Campaign objectives.