The New Hampsire Aquarium Society is a non-profit group made up of people that have a common interest in marine and freshwater life and systems.
We meet the second Wednesday of every month September through June at the Somersworth High School.
Each meeting has a speaker, Bowl Show, Photo Show, raffle and mini-auction where those present can bid on interesting species that are difficult to find in local stores as well as used, but still useful hardware.
The club also runs a Breeders Award Program and Horticultural Award Program to recognize and celebrate the propagation of fish and aquatic plants.
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After the June meeting, our next regular meeting will be Sept 12,2018
We will have our summer get-together on a Saturday in July, further details when they are available
Our Auction has been moved to October 2018
Bring your biggest growth contest fish to this meetingThere will be final judging for the Growth Contest
The May meeting of the New Hampshire Aquarium Society was held on May ninth, 2018. There were around fifteen people in attendance when president Denise Brown called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM and started with some announcements particularly concerning the choice of an activity for the summer get together. There did not seem to be a consensus on what to do.
Chuck Smith, program coordinator, introduced the speaker for the evening, Mr. Gunnar Ek. Mr. Ek's topic was 'sustainable fish farming on the seacoast'. As Mr. Ek started to describe the difficulties when they first started it was interesting that like all new businesses starting out, there were may pitfalls that no one thought of ahead of time. They realized almost immediately that their pens were too far out to sea and had to be brought in closer to shore. Another problem involved livestock loss to sea Otters, sea birds and other predators. On a positive note they found that they could profit from items other than the fish that they were raising including Kelp and Mussels. Overall the future of fish farming in New Hampshire seems to be very promising and we thank Mr. Ek for an interesting and informative talk. Perhaps a follow-up talk in a year or so would be of interest.
Welcome to our newest member, Josh Morgan!
The evening ended with a larger than usual auction and the usual great buys. The meeting adjourned around 8:30PM.