Up until this weekend, I had no idea there was a Marine Aquarium Council. Basically, they offer a certification service for companies / individuals that collect fish from the ocean to be sold to wholesalers in the hobby. Not only dose a certification require all fish to be net caught, but it also covers the safe handing of the fish from the time they are taken out of the ocean until they are delivered to the wholesaler.

Our SW LFS has started using MAC certified vendors. The owner of the store said he has noticed a very big different in the health of the fish and has considerably less losses.

I found this very interesting so I thought I would post it


http://www.aquariumcouncil.org/