Fiji Rock & Coral Ban Officially Withdrawn

During the waning hours of December 28th, with virtually all other offices closed for the holiday and new years break, the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forrests placed an immediate ban on all exports of live rock and corals. This…

Walt Smith Int’l lays off 75% of Staff Following Fiji Rock & Coral Ban

It’s been less than a week since the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries & Forests abruptly announced an immediate and complete ban on all live coral and live rock exports from the small island nation. The immediate result has been the…

Man-made branch rock is coming soon from Walt Smith Fiji

Branching live rock like that which came from Tonga back in the day has always been some of the most highly sought after shape for aquascaping reef tanks and marine aquaria. branching rock from the wild is unpredictable in shape,…

Half white ‘Panda’ bicolor angelfish collected by Walt Smith Fiji

A very curiously colored bicolor angelfish was recently revealed to have been found, a specimen with a complete lack of yellow coloration. On some reefs bicolor angelfish are so common that they may as well be part of the damselfish…

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…

Walt Smith’s Fijian Lightning Blue Stripe Clownfish

My jaw hit the floor when I saw this fish – a wild, yellow-tailed Fijian Blue Stripe Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysopterus) collected this week and first shared by Walt Smith International. ¬†What has my mind blown is this – the patterning…

Even more images of sexy Dichromatic Trachyphillia

We have a few more stunning images of the dichromatic Trachyphillia Walt Smith was teasing us with yesterday. One of Smith’s employees, Cameron Bee, clarified a bit more information on the coral and then shared a few new images on…

We need more digital ‘self-reporting’ like Walt Smith Fiji’s videos of hand caught fish collection

Walt Smith Fiji has recently uploaded a series of short videos showing some expert divers cautiously and effectively wrangling up fish along the reefs using on a net. Not only is the skill involved with capturing these fish with a…