The Founding Members of the Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign

Our Members

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.

The Campaign was borne out of Mystic Aquarium.  Today, Mystic's organization of conservationists & scientists drive many moving parts of the Campaign.

The University of Connecticut supports the faculty expertise offered by fisheries economist Dr. Bob Pomeroy and other resources towards the achievement of Campaign objectives.

RWU's leading research and teaching program in marine aquarium science, led by Dr. Andy Rhyne, has provided the JARLab with training and materials to get established, while also partnering with Mystic Aquarium to develop a cyanide assay measuring genes and enzymes that are triggered in marine aquarium fish exposed to cyanide. 

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.

"The Fish Guy" Kurt Harrington has built his team's marine aquarium maintenance business from the ground up, and almost 30 years later, SFI is now nationally recognized as an industry leader.  They leverage their reputation to train others in the field best practices in fish husbandry and business management.

Founded by Dr. Judy St. Leger, Rising Tide Conservation is focused on advancing the field of marine aquarium aquaculture, and has supported the JARLab, a proud member, in its work.

Dr. Michael Tlusty joined forces with Roger Williams University and Mystic Aquarium to develop a cyanide detection assay through advisement of his student Alex Bonanno's Master's Thesis.

MASNA is the leading marine aquarium organization in the U.S., bringing stakeholders throughout the U.S. value chain together to advance the hobby together, sustainably.  MASNA provides a platform, venue, and voice for the Campaign to reach out to U.S. stakeholders to Upgrade the Value Chain.

Our Sponsors

The Coral Reef Aquarium Fisheries Campaign builds the capacity to achieve its goal thanks to our generous and committed sponsors.  You too can make a difference!  Click on the button at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your support.