PIJAC responds as attention turns to Hawaii’s eastern waters—and now, we wait.
Aquatic industry experts answer this question and discuss the state of the industry.
West Hawaii fishers wishing to collect marine fish for home aquaria from West Hawaii waters have suffered a setback.
Retailers report that customers are turning to new aquarium pets in a big way, and they’re buying tanks large and small.
Small aquariums are attracting interest from both space-conscious hobbyists and aquatic newcomers, and popularity is booming.
Different applications are driving customers to purchase more specialized lighting, and some retailers find they can be successful in niche markets.
A look at the trends and products making waves in the aquatic foods category.
Frozen dietary options have quickly turned into the go-to food choice for many customers' pets, aquatics specialty retailers reported.
The Indonesian ban on coral exports appears to finally be lifting, and retailers are expecting to see growth in the hobby.
Aquatic retailers have several advantages over their competitors when it comes to driving sales of aquarium equipment and maintenance supplies.
Retailers increasingly turn to foods and services as the pond equipment and supplies segment becomes more competitive.
Even the fish food market is heavily influenced by the top demands in what people put in their own bodies.
Legislative issues continue to hamper the marine hobby, but a resurgence of interest in freshwater and a shift to maintenance services is helping retailers fill the gap.
More informed aquarists are seeking premium options for their fish
Offering customers education and advanced products that make aquarium keeping easier are important for success in the aquatics segment.
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Most independent aquatics retailers have come to rely on fish and invertebrate sales to drive business.
A look at the key developments in the ongoing debate.
Today's hobbyists want high-quality foods that fit the dietary needs of the specific species they own.
Connected illumination is in right now, and superior service keeps retailers competitive in a tight market.
Aquarists are increasingly sophisticated, and the industry is keeping up with them through technological innovation.
Nano aquariums and the introduction of new materials highlight shifting demand and increased growth in the hobby.
The long-time trend in the aquarium hobby toward smaller tanks continues to grow, with sleek designs and all-in-one kits gaining in popularity.
Prices have stabilized versus the competition, and local fish stores are finding success with lamps and hoods once again.
Fish Food Sales Steadily Swim Ahead
Some parts of the planted tank segment are seeing strong growth, especially where retailers offer specialty equipment, knowledge and a variety of livestock.
A large team of researchers has created a list of 66 species that are expected to invade Europe within the next decade.
High-end livestock availability has suffered, but retailers see a silver lining in aquacultured animals.
Ongoing regulatory issues mean high-end livestock availability has suffered, but retailers see a silver lining in aquacultured animals.
The coral crisis is not over, and Indonesian exporters have shed thousands of jobs and lost millions of dollars.
Though the pond hobby faces some headwinds, superior service and competitive advantages allow retailers to carve out an economic niche for themselves.
The Australian authorities' plan to introduce a virus to control the carp population faces doubts.
Equipment sales are increasingly under pressure from online competition, but creative retailers are adjusting to find returns.
Carrying frozen fish food and keeping a variety in stock allows retailers to maintain the edge in this category.
Following an abrupt and unexpected suspension, Indonesian coral exports are to resume.
An amendment to Australia's list of permitted species that can be imported and distributed has led to some confusion over angelfish.
The aquatics hobby is growing, and with it flake, pellet and frozen food sales.
Spain is considering including guppies, mollies and more on its list of exotic and invasive species
Aquarium maintenance products and services that keep customers in the hobby and coming back in-store for more are helping to reshape the aquatics retail business model.
Indonesia is taking measures to manage and conserve the Banggai cardinal fish and ensure that it can continue to be a part of the trade.
Live fish and coral sales are pivotal for independent pet retailer success.
Fish food offerings aren't as simple as they once were, and customers are increasingly interested in providing their fish with a nutritionally balanced diet.
LEDs with programmable lighting options score big with hobbyists looking to customize their aquarium environments.
Aquariums and kit sales are helping keep retailers in the black as new offerings create interest and feed hobbyists' needs.
A review of the latest news concerning the ornamental fishery industries in Indonesia, Fiji and Hawaii
Pelleted fish food offerings are growing, and retailers can give their customers what they want with an eye to bringing them back for more.
Data supports the view that Hawaii's fishery is perfectly sustainable, but will it be enough to head off the antitrade interests?
Budding aquarists and long-time hobbyists alike seek the miniaturized appeal of nano aquariums.
Business is good in the segment, and new offerings with innovative features have customers and retailers excited.
Everyone agrees that introduced carp pose a serious threat to native fauna and flora in nume…