EcoAquariums PNG LTD: Diving deeper into Papua New Guinea 2.0

Earlier this month Reef Builders brought you the news after a long wait, EcoAquarium PNG resurrected sustainably-collected marine fish from Papua New Guinea and is pushing to bring PNG-collected fish to the aquarium market.  Reef Builders went beyond EcoAquarium PNG’s…

Stunning purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea just described from Papua New Guinea

The purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea, is a stunning new species of Eviota that was recently described from specimens collected around Papua New Guinea. Eviota dorsopurpurea is closely related to the species in the Eviota nigriventris complex, including E. dorsogilva…

EcoAquariums PNG Ltd is the new exclusive exporter for Papua New Guinea livestock

Eight months after the official word that EcoEZ’s PNG SEASMART program had come to legal blows with the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), you might have given up hope on seeing PNG fish anytime soon.  In fact, it has…

Chrysiptera cymatilis among a thousand new species from New Guinea in the last decade

The Island of New Guinea is an absolute treasure trove of new marine fish species not the least of which are cool Chrysiptera damselfishes and unique Pseudochromis dottybacks. To the untrained eye the Chromis cymatilis above may appear like just…

PNG National Fisheries Authority responds to suit filed by EcoEZ regarding the SEASMART program

A few days ago we learned that the National Fisheries authority of Papua New Guinea is withholding funds from EcoEZ for the SEASMART program. the PNG NFA has issued a public statement regarding the suit and they are citing a…

EcoEZ PNG SEASMART Operations Hamstrung by Premature Funding Loss

We were starting to wonder what happened to the forecast December 2010 release of maricultured corals from SEASMART program in Papua New Guinea. Today it was announced that the loss of PNG government funding during the last quarter of 2010…

Great dive footage from PNG shows more fish than water

[youtube width=”640″ height=”390″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFpaJd8ZHhM[/youtube] Our friend Dan Navin shot this great video diving out in a submerged atoll dubbed the Eastern Fields in Papua New Guinea recently and aptly titled the video “More fish than water.” Dan grabbed this amazing video footage…

SEASMART brings a piece of PNG to MACNA

The SEASMART program is doing great things not only in the marine aquarium industry but is having quite an impact on the people of Papua New Guinea in many positive ways. As part of the exposure SEASMART is bringing to…

SEASMART coral farm reaping rewards with first corals to hit markets and local reefs by December

The first SEASMART coral farm has launched in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and is looking to to grow corals for both sale into the aquarium market and to help restore local reefs. We’re big fans of the SEASMART program, a joint…

Chrysiptera niger, the damselfish from Tufi, Papua New Guinea has a name

After combing the literature for a name for a damselfish from Tufi to no avail, we were delighted to hear a confirmation from a credible source that this species is Chrysiptera niger. Dr. Hiroyuki Tanaka directed Dr. Gerrald Allen’s attention…