Want to tour Fiji for 10 days with Walt Smith? Head to MACNA for chance to win dream trip raffle

Being able to head to Fiji for 10 days is a reefers dream alone. Now add onto that the ability to not only meet Walt Smith but tour the WSI facility, take a dive on the coral farm and just…

An open letter to Reef Builders readers from MASNA

To all Reefbuilders Readers: The MASNA Industry, Legislation and Conservation staff has been hard at work preparing MASNA’s response to the proposed listing of 82 coral species under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). In connection with preparing the response, we…

Join the opposition against new, proposed Hawaii fish collection ban

Hawaii is looking to alter the collection of reef fish as the Department of Land & Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources is having a hearing to discuss the managed fishery for the aquarium trade. There are significant environmental opponents…

MASNA endows fund to establish Gary Meadows Memorial Reef at Coral Restoration Foundation

Harbor Aquatics, operated by Joy and Gary meadows, was the LiveAquaria and Reefer Madness of its day, selling live rock and live corals to reef keepers all across the country. Joy and Gary brought Harbor Aquatics to various reef shows…

MASNA wants YOU to host MACNA 2014

MACNA can be considered one of the top hobby shows in North America where hobbyists get a chance to get together in a different city to hear great speakers, network with vendors and manufacturers, catch up with old friends and…

MASNA Launches Hawaii Ban Fact Check

For all of you who wondered who was fighting for the “aquarist” in all the ongoing turmoil over the proposals to ban aquarium collection in Hawaii, the playing field just became a little more level.  MASNA (Marine Aquarium Societies of…

Kauai is second island to pass resolution to ban aquarium collection in Hawaii

The battle to outright ban the collection of aquarium fish has rapidly been reaching a fever pitch, with almost daily revelations and news being added to the controversy. Ret Talbot recently spent time in Hawaii, writing for both CORAL Magazine…

MACNA XXII – Matt Pedersen’s Story

I hope to see my fellow Reef Builders contributors jump in and share their take on MACNA 2010 in the coming days.  Seeing the annual pilgrimage to the marine aquarium hobby’s nomadic mecca through multiple points of view may offer…

Get interactive with MASNA Live

MASNA has been doing some great things around the hobby lately and are taking to the internet with a live, interactive monthly chat session aptly called “MASNA Live” featuring a Q&A session with a new guest speaker each month. MASNA…

MASNA Speaks, a new program helping to connect clubs with speakers

The Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA) recently launched “MASNA Speaks”. The program is giving MASNA member clubs the opportunity to bring in a speaker of their choice with MASNA covering up to $300 of the travel expenses. The…