As an old codger (I turn 44 this year — jeez), it’s exciting and a little daunting to think that all the kids who watched Finding Nemo some 17 years ago are now grown ups with the ability to buy tanks of their own. I sometimes wonder if that film influenced them towards keeping fish, or pushed them away...
The Yorkshire Aquarist Societies include Bradford Aquarists, who traditionally start the Fish Show season and end the season too. It was the 72nd year that Bradford held their Open Show and Auction on Remembrance Sunday (10th November 2019).
Trade associations from across the globe have issued an open letter to the CITES Secretariat expressing their concern about the rushed timetable and lack of robust inquiry being proposed to study the trade and conservation of marine ornamental fish.
What gives a fish its value? Is there a higher objective structure to what we pay, or are we being played off for chumps? Nathan Hill looks at some of the factors involved.