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12-17-2009, 11:58 AM
The Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan is pleased to announce the
MASM Breeder's Workshop!
at the Cranbrook Institute of Science
Saturday, March 13, 2010

Please join us for an exciting afternoon with two of the brightest stars in the marine breeding realm...
Matthew Wittenrich
Matthew Wittenrich is a marine biologist who has been deeply involved with the aquarium world since the age of 15. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne Florida, with research projects centered in the Philippines. Matthew has successfully raised over 56 species of marine fish and shrimp. His research focuses on the development of feeding abilities in early stage larvae of coral reef fishes.


Matt Pedersen
Matt Pedersen currently resides in Duluth, MN, and has been a marine aquarist for 23 years, and an aquarist for 28 years. Matt's current area of interest is marine fish breeding. He has currently spawned 17 species of marine fish, successfully raising five of them including one worldwide first (the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris). Matt Pedersen is credited with starting MOFIB and writing for multiple publications. Matt was awarded "Aquarist of the Year" honors by both IMAC West and MASNA in 2009 in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium hobby.

In an effort to support and encourage captive breeding, MASM has designed a workshop that will both inspire and assist anyone that is interested in captive breeding.

The Workshop will begin with presentations relating to the captive breeding of marine organisms by both speakers.

After a short break, attendees will have plenty of "one on one" time to ask questions and discuss their own, personal, breeding efforts.
The Workshop will be held at the Cranbrook Institute of Science on Saturday, March 13, 2010, starting at 1pm.

Admission is free to MASM members. Non-members can purchase tickets in advance for $5, here: http://www.masm.org/Events/Event.aspx?ID=109 (http://www.masm.org/Events/Event.aspx?ID=109)
or at the door for $10

02-18-2010, 09:05 PM
Just a reminder to sign up for this Awesome event! You'll never get to see these guys together for this price again!

I've been speaking with the Matts and they're putting together an exciting afternoon of learning. :big_grin:

02-18-2010, 10:37 PM
Hey Tal,

Appreciate the head's up. I totally forgot about this. I'll need to check my calendar to make sure I'm around.

02-18-2010, 10:47 PM
Yup, mark your calendar! :big_grin:

02-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Just two weeks away! Make sure you get your tickets for this once in a lifetime event!

03-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Less than 2 weeks until this Awesome event! Get your tickets soon! :)

03-04-2010, 07:15 PM
Don't forget to sign up. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

03-05-2010, 10:08 PM
Looking forward to it Tal. Great to see the two Matt's together for the first time.

03-06-2010, 08:00 PM
Yeah, it's going to be pretty cool. :)

03-08-2010, 07:40 PM
Just a few days to go! :big_grin:

03-10-2010, 06:16 PM
Only a couple more days to go. This is going to be fun!!

03-10-2010, 11:39 PM
Here are some of the items that REED Mariculture is donating for the event:

Tigger Pods
Marine Rotifers Brachionus
Oyster-Feast - 6 oz bottle
Arcti-Pods - 6 oz bottle
Phyto-Feast Concentrate 6 oz
Roti-Feast 6 oz
Rotifer Diet (5% dry weight)
AquaThrive Nourish, .5mm
AquaThrive Nourish, 1.0mm
AquaThrive Nourish, 1.5mm

These items will be given away as door prizes. Depending on how many people attend, there should be something for everyone!

A big Thank You to everyone at REED Mariculture and Reef Nutrition! :big_grin:

03-11-2010, 11:30 AM
A few other pieces of information to go along with the event:

There are multiples of most door prize items but they will go first come first serve ( 1 per person ) so that we don't have to deal with a drawing on Saturday.

Checkin will start about 12:30 so we can get started with the program right at 1pm.

MASM will also be presenting our first round of trophies for MBI Participants at this event.

For more information the the Marine Breeding Initiative ( MBI) visit: www.masm.org/mbi_DashBoard.aspx (http://www.masm.org/mbi_DashBoard.aspx)

03-12-2010, 10:51 AM
Just got a box (20+) of these cooler bags from the fine people at MASNA. Thanks guys!


03-12-2010, 03:33 PM
For those that have been to Cranbrook before you will need to go the Main Entrance and not the West Entrance that you have gone to in the past for the swap and conference. The people at the front desk will point you to the auditorium for the workshop.

03-14-2010, 03:47 PM
Just a huge thank you to MP and Witt, Blue fish Aquarium, Reed, MASNA, The MASM crew, and especially everyone that attended this event in making it such a huge success and hopefully the first of many like it. I'm happy to see so many people had a good time and learned a great deal and hope to see more and more people get involved in captive breeding in the near future.

03-16-2010, 12:35 PM
WOW! What a great event!

I want to thank everyone that showed up from all over, we had an excellent turn out! It was nice to see regular members and meet some new people that came from other states.

The presentations by both Matts inspired and educated everyone to keep raising the bar of captive breeding. I think that everyone that attended came away with some piece of information that they didn't come with.

Thank you to MASNA and REED Mariculture for supporting this event! Hopefully more clubs around the country take advantage of this Great program.

Thanks as well to Blue Fish Aquarium of Grand Rapids for donating beverages for everyone that attended.

Also a big thank you to Cranbrook for providing us with such a great venue for this event. Thanks Mike!

Most of all, a HUGE thank you to Matt Wittenrich and Matt Pedersen for taking the time to speak for us at the Workshop as well as helping us with the MBI program. We couldn't have done it without you guys! You two have really made a huge impact on everyone.

Now let's breed some fish!

Here are some pics from the weekend: