Director’s Statement – Succeeding through the seasonal changes

Dear Esteemed customers,

 

From where from you may be, I am certain that you are observing the seasonal changes. Spring has steadily given way to summer and fall will soon follow thereafter. Aquarium industry wise, you may/or not be aware of the ebb and flow that in most cases tend to correspond with the above mentioned seasons. This ebb and flow also tend to affect your purchasing decisions; if it’s not breeding season then the species are transitioning from pre-maturity to adulthood and so on.

 

Seemingly, when it comes to fish collection, there are often situations beyond our control that causes fish supply to fluctuate wildly each year, with almost no way to predict what will happen in any given year.

 

One year, can for instance see so many Zebrasoma desjardinii; so much so that we are pushed to halt its collection, while the next can see almost none of these species. This odd phenomenon can be as a result of the shift in weather patterns during breeding season and other influences that may directly affect the appearance of the species’ natural diet.

 

 

With very little chance of consistently predicting which way fishing patterns will turn out in advance. We therefore have to put in much work to ensure that you our customers understand the situation on the ground and are therein satisfied by our services despite the fluctuations. With that in mind, we hope to further eliminate customer disappointments stemming from not getting some of the fish in their wish list when ordered.

 

I would therefore recommend that you help us serve you better by maintaining good contact with customer support and simply explaining your requirements as clear as possible, so that they can be able to work on your order and get you the specific fish you need in due time. Thank you!

World Oceans Day 2018 | Beat Plastic Pollution

This year’s world oceans day was marked with call to action for ocean protection especially against the threat of plastics. Guided by the theme, “Preventing Plastic Pollution and encouraging solutions for a Healthy Ocean,” we took to our shoreline along Kanamai-kikambala for a beach clean up exercise.

 

Being exporters of ornamental tropical marine fish & invertebrates, we are highly dependent on the Indian Ocean as our fish source and therefore it is vital that we help conserve it and the entire ecosystem. Our oceans increasingly face numerous threats such as climate change, ocean acidification, pollution, unsustainable and destructive fishing practices and the lack of capacities to address these threats. Aside from depending on it for or livelihood, we are committed to helping implement the Sustainable Development Goal 14: conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

 

Our team was super ecstatic about the clean up exercise; a day at the beach!

 

 

 

 

 

The waste we came across included  plastics, lots of shoes (made of bothrubber and plastic) cardboards and glass. Of the three, plastics pose the greatest threat to oceans because of our poor waste management habits. Plastics are washed by runoff to the ocean thereby polluting our marine ecosystem. A recycling framework is needed in order  to prevent plastic pollution in the ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are glad that we were also able to engage our  local community in the cleanup exercise helping mop up plastics from the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In just a short stretch of the beach, we were able to collect bags upon bags of plastic litter, evidence of the much bigger problem i.e. poor waste management.

 

 

 

 

Going forward, we must continue to promote sustainable use of oceans even as we continue to use safe traditional fishing methods to collect our ornamental fish.  Our collective resolve together with or stakeholders should aim at finding solutions to common problems. We can ensure that our oceans are peaceful, safe and bountiful, and remain healthy as our blue home.