2012 Marine Breeding Initiative Workshop Happening This WeekendBy: Brandon Klaus
Fish nerds gather ’round, there is another event coming up that you won’t want to miss. Have a knack for breeding marine ornamental species or simply want to support the efforts of those who strive day in and day out to make sure this great hobby becomes more sustainable? Well, there just so happens to be a great workshop taking place this weekend that will be right up your alley. The Marine Breeding Initiative, a community dedicated to the captive breeding of aquarium fish and invertebrates, is teaming up with the Marine Aquarium Society of Michigan once again to host their annual MBI Workshop. The 3rd annual event takes place this Saturday, July 28th at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Unlike many of the trade shows that dot the aquarium landscape, the MBI Workshop won’t have a vendor hall packed with corals and equipment for hobbyists to gawk at. Instead, the gathering will consists of four guest speakers focused solely on captive breeding, and nothing but.
The show officially starts at 9am sharp, with guests getting immediately treated to a pair of guest speakers, followed by lunch break, then the last two speakers to round out the day. The speaker list includes Eric Cassiano, Todd Gardner, Richard Ross, and Dan Underwood…all proverbial rock stars within the aquarium breeding niche that bring tons of experience to the workshop. Attendees of the event will have loads of one-on-one time with each of the speakers to ask questions and chat about aquarium stuff, which is nice since most guest speakers at large aquarium shows don’t get that one-on-one time because event goers are rushing out the door to see what’s on the vendor floor.
If you’ve got a Saturday to spare and you’re in the Michigan area, stop on by the show and learn a thing or two about fish breeding.