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Hawaii’s aquatics industry has published its final Environmental Assessment and says it has found no significant impact in its use of fine mesh nets to capture marine fish for the ornamental trade.
Tetra is investing in digital media to target new and existing fishkeepers via a social, search and display campaign.
Velda has brought out the AquaTesterPro, which can measure water parameters in seconds.
RNLI Lifeguards have warned the public to be aware of Weever fish and of what to do if you get stung by one.
German firm EHEIM has launched three glass-and-aluminium aquarium sets.
JBL CEO Roland Böhme demonstrated his hands-on approach when he stepped in to install a state-of-the-art solar panel on the roof himself!
Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is to demolish part of the Merthyr Vale weir in Wales, to allow fish to migrate upstream to produce juvenile fish.
Especially for the hot weather, the Silenta Air Outdoor air pump helps aerate ponds.
The Environment Agency says its fish-restocking scheme, which boosts fish populations in the wild, has been a success.
JBL has launched a new food for coldwater fish, ProPond Biotope, which caters to the dietary requirements of species other than goldfish and koi.
Spawning fish will have an easier time swimming up the River Severn in Worcestershire thanks to a £20m project to introduce fish passes.
Aquatics company Evolution Aqua has now added the Horticulture product line to its Kessil portfolio.
EHEIM has brought out its EHEIM streamcontrol, a control system for circulation and flow pumps to simulate natural water flows in the aquarium.
The Queensland groper, also known as the giant grouper, has been spotted swimming in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, more than 3,000km away from its usual spot on the coral reefs and estuaries off the Queensland coast. 
Fluval has launched its latest generation of bluetooth app-controlled LED lighting.
Velda has brought out Floating Glass Lights, spheres made of clear glass that can be floated on ponds. 
EHEIM has been awarded Animal Challenge Awards in two categories as Best Supplier of the Year by Animal Distribution Magazine in Paris.
Indonesia has been congratulated on its latest progress report on the conservation and management measures taken to protect its endemic Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, population.
 
German aquatics firm EHEIM has presented the EHEIM Award to selected customers at Interzoo in recognition of their special relationship. 
Americans owned about 139m freshwater fish last year compared with about 74m cats and 70m dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, and aquatic animal medicine remains a niche field that more veterinarians are studying as the popularity of aquatic pets rises, reports The Buffalo News.
The RSPB is urging home owners to build ponds in their gardens in light of falls in sightings of wildlife, including frogs and toads.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are developing a method to detect illegal cyanide fishing, a banned method in which fish are stunned using diluted cyanide.
The first two months of Indonesia’s coral export ban has resulted in an estimated loss of US$2m (£1.5m) and thousands of jobs, says a global trade group.
For pet warehouse worker Andy Tate, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity and aquatics – or in his case, a Nissan Micra. For he has just completed converting a Nissan Micra into an aquarium. 
EHEIM has unveiled new packaging for its water treatments. 
The Fluval Edge aquarium has been redesigned with true-to-nature LED lighting two times brighter than the original Edge, as well as a new convenient cover.
Severe bleaching has changed the ecology on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, say scientists. 
A team of marine scientists are hunting for ‘dinosaurs’ in the deep underwater canyons off Sodwana Bay, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
JBL has updated its online content in its Essentials/Aquarium section, which now has the same amount of information as a 200-page reference book. 
Bug Bites are Fluval’s new insect larvae recipe fish food. Bug Bites are a complete fish food containing up to 40% insect larvae protein. The recipe is ‘highly palatable’ and can enhance colouration. 
Aquatics specialist Blagdon has launched Amphibious IQ, a British-designed energy-saving pond pump with intelligent features. 
Aquarama 2018 will be held in Shanghai, China, for the first time from August 22-25, and together with PetFair Asia will occupy 10 halls.
The Indonesian government has issued a blanket ban on all exports of corals, stunning the global ornamental fish industry.
Tetra has launched a new Micro food range, designed to suit smaller species of ornamental fish with small mouths, including young and adolescent fish.
Hundreds of species of fish and shellfish will be forced to migrate northwards to escape the effects of climate change, putting global fisheries at risk.
Following three years of research and development, Interpet has launched Tri-Spec 2, a maximum output aquarium light with a lens system. 
An aquatics manufacturer says it has introduced ‘the world’s first aquarium with wireless technology’. 
EHEIM launched a range of new products at Germany’s Interzoo, many of them embracing smart aquarium technology.
The Sahara desert could be seeing a new future – in fish farming. A new joint venture between South Korea and Algeria has resulted in the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center. Elsewhere, farms are experimenting with catfish, reports the Reuters news agency.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth has opened a new exhibition, Claws vs Jaws, featuring ‘several of the world’s most amazing crustaceans and Creatures of the Deep’.
Two aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialised training worldwide for the aquatics industry.
An aquatics retailer has made it on eBay’s millionaire list for achieving a million-pound turnover. 
West Sumatra says its ornamental freshwater and marine exports are growing with 150,000 fish going through its airport every year, mostly to Singapore. 
Tetra has launched a series of monthly podcasts aimed at educating and supporting fishkeepers from all levels of experience with bitesize content they can listen to on the go. 
Scientists have identified a newly named rariphotic zone, a layer of ocean between depths of 130 and 300m (400 and 1,000ft) off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean, which they say is teeming with previously unknown fish.
Scientists are urging the Australian authorities to review a decision to introduce Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) into its rivers to deal with the common carp. 
To the surprise of the scientists, populations of a South American guppy have been found in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a volcanic island in the South Atlantic. 
Cosmetic surgery for Asian arowana is becoming a standard procedure in Singapore.
The coral bleaching events that have affected the Great Barrier Reef in recent years have taken their toll on the region’s fish population, according to a new study.
An aquatics retailer has spoken of his devastation when he discovered thieves had stolen around £6,000 worth of specialist products.