Banngai Cardinalfish Book Launches at MACNA

BANGGAI CARDINALFISH A Guide to Captive Care, Breeding & Natural History By Ret Talbot • Matt Pedersen • Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D. • Foreword by Dr. Gerald R. Allen with Martin A. Moe, Jr., Roy Yanong, V.M.D. and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D. Edited by James M. Lawrence A manual for aquarists, divers, and breeders From the team that brings you CORAL Magazine, here is the all-new, profusely illustrated, definitive guide to a unique species that captivates aquarists, divers and underwater naturalists alike. Join the international Banggai Rescue expedition as it explores the native range of the species in the remote Banggai Archipelago in Sulawesi, Indonesia • Meet indigenous fishing families and Indonesian biologists struggling to protect the species from rapacious poaching and overfishing • See the biological consequences of Pterapogon kauderni as an invasive species introduced to areas where it never previously existed. Learn the secrets of small-scale Banggai Cardinalfish breeding • Visit the fishrooms of successful breeders • Get the basics as well as advanced tricks for: Establishing broodstock • Conditioning and spawning • Rearing healthy fry • Marketing and selling your captive-bred Banggais. Publication date: Starts shipping September 3, 2013 • Advance Copies Available at MACNA South Florida Published by Reef to Rainforest Media LLC, Shelburne, Vermont 304 pages 7.375 x 9.25 inches Full-color throughout (235 images) Hardcover: $44.95 Softcover: $34.95 Exclusive Trade Distribution: Two Little Fishes More Information: Banggai Rescue Project

Banggai Rescue – Sneak Preview Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPD7gsLpUEQ Set to launch at the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA 2013) in South Florida, The Banggai Cardinalfish book represents almost two years’ of work and the involvement of hundreds of saltwater aquarists, marine biologists, aquarium industry leaders, and many conservation-minded supporters. The Banggai Cardinalfish, 304 pages, Hardcover $44.95, Quality Softcover $34.95. For a preview of the book, see this video by Matt Pedersen that runs through the entire 304 pages in about a minute and shows the scope of the international Banggai Rescue Project. The book will be distributed by Julian Sprung and Two Little Fishies in partnership with Reef to Rainforest Media, publishers of CORAL and AMAZONAS Magazines. “This book should make us all proud to be marine aquarists,” says Editor & Publisher James Lawrence. “The marine aquarium community has rallied to respond to a situation in which a uniquely beautiful and fascinating fish has been threatened by unregulated collection in a remote archipelago in Indonesia. We have unwittingly been part of the problem, but now we can feel that we are part of the solution.” “Perhaps the most important outcome of the Project so far has been the collaboration between our science team and their counterparts in Indonesia who are working to reform the Banggai Cardinal fishery while supporting the livelihoods of indigenous fishers in their own waters.” Book Credits:: Ret Talbot • Matt Pedersen • Matthew L. Wittenrich, Ph.D. Foreword by Dr. Gerald R. Allen with Martin A. Moe, Jr., Roy Yanong, V.M.D., and Thomas Waltzek, D.V.M., Ph.D. Publishing Team: Edited by James M. Lawrence Designed by Linda Provost Production: Anne Linton Elston Copyediting: Louise Watson, Alex Bunten Business Manager: Judith R. Billard Project Corporate Sponsors Books will be available at MACNA, August 30 to September 1 at the Two Little Fishies booth. Announcements coming soon about how to order the book. Source: Banggai-Rescue.com
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