Reef Beef Episode 46: Old Men Yell at Clouds with Matt Pedersen

by | Feb 18, 2022 | Industry | 0 comments

In this episode we interview Matt Pedersen about the potential update to the Lacey Act and the rise and fall of home fish breeding.

Time Stamps

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:16 Welcome Matt!
00:02:07 Good to see each other
00:03:26 What is new with Matt?
00:15:22 Matt the fish breeder
00:19:45 SPONSOR: Biota Aquariums
00:21:50 Mad Scientist Matt
00:44:02 SPONSOR:
00:46:06 Who is important to listen to?
00:52:18 Confirmation Bias and…
01:05:34 Become a member!
01:08:02 Matt’s Beef: Take House and Senate Bills Seriously
01:38:18 Last Words
01:42:40 Wrap Up
01:48:45 Bloopers

Originally posted here –

Old Men Yell at Clouds with Matt Pedersen – Episode 46

  • Rich Ross

    Richard Ross currently works as an Aquatic Biologist at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences, maintaining many exhibits including the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef. He has kept saltwater animals for over 25 years, and has worked in aquarium maintenance, retail, wholesale and has consulted for a coral farm/fish collecting station in the South Pacific. Richard enjoys all aspects of the aquarium hobby and is a regular author for trade publications, a frequent speaker at aquarium conferences and was a founder of one of the largest and most progressive reef clubs in Northern California, Bay Area Reefers. He is an avid underwater videographer and has been fortunate to scuba dive in a lot of places around the world. At home he maintains a 300 gallon reef system and a 250 gallon cephalopod/fish breeding system, and was one of the first people to close the life cycle of Sepia bandensis. When not doing all that stuff, he enjoys spending time with his patient wife, his incredible daughter and their menagerie of animals, both wet and dry.

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