Although we may be interested in where the fishes and corals for the reef hobby come from, we rarely give any though to how they are collected, and probably never wonder about the people who collect them.
On a recent trip to Bali, German SAIA supporter Frank Schmidt interviewed a typical fisherman to find out about his life and his work.
Read the article.
You can reads Franks interview with a Balinese marine aquarium collector on the SAIA website: http://www.saia-online.eu/
The equipment that Frank mentions purchasing from Made forms the basis of the forthcoming SAIA exhibition, ‘Where do our fish come from?’ a presentation about the marine aquarium fisheries in South East Asia, namely Indonesia and the Philippines, where the majority of our livestock originates.
We hope to see this exhibition being hosted by public aquariums in the UK towards the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012.