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Stop Finning – Stop the trade

This blog post is going to be an exception for us as it is not related to freshwater invertebrates. It is intended to raise awareness on the atrocious and cruel practice of Shark Finning.

Even though Shark Awareness Day was held on 14 July, we felt that we can still do our part to help the Stop Finning initiative and get the message out.

Did you know that hundreds of sharks are killed every single minute for “Shark Fin Soup”?

The EU is a major player in this bloody, multimillion Euro industry. But we now have the chance to stop killing sharks for their fins by finally ending the trade with
shark fins in Europe.

The EU Citizens‘ Initiative “STOP FINNING – STOP THE TRADE” is more than a petition. It is a once in lifetime opportunity to change EU legislation and save the sharks.

Sign the petition at and do your part to help save these beautiful creatures.

Read more or donate to this cause at

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MAS event – 25 July 2021

Good morning all.

For those of you who live in Malta, we just wanted to let you know about a meeting being organised by the Malta Aquarist Society next Sunday, 25 July 2021 at 09:30.

The meeting will be held at the Society’s new premises which is situated in Fgura. The full address is 37, St. Paul, Triq is-Summiena, Fgura.

An interesting discussion will be held on how to take care of your fish / plants during summer. What tricks should be used during a heatwave? And when the lights goes off… what should we do? It’s an opportunity to discuss with experienced fish keepers and share the knowledge and tricks!

As the local distributors of the Tropical brand in Malta, Tropical food will be on sale as well there. Free Samples of TropiCAT and TropiDOG provided by Tropical food will be available.

The tableshow for the day will be that of “One Pleco”.