Breaking news, just in:
The IGEES will be holding its second annual show at the NEC convention!
Stay tuned for more information on this show.
The NEC is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Betty Mueller Award…
The award will be presented at the 2016 NEC Annual Convention…
The Betty Mueller Memorial Award:
This special recognition is given to individuals who, over the years, have given overwhelming dedication and support to the aquarium hobby and to the Northeast Council of Aquarium Societies, Inc.
The rules are very simple:
Your club or any NEC member can nominate up to three persons a year.
Each nomination should be accompanied with a paragraph explaining why you feel this person is qualified. You cannot nominate anyone who already has received this honor. A committee of persons who have received the honor and are still active in the NEC will make the decision.
The NEC will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with our 2016 convention!
Please join us from April 8 - 10, 2016 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill CT
More information will be added as soon as possible, so keep checking our website for the latest updates.
Congratulations to Rosario Lacorte, the recipient of the Betty Mueller Honor for 2014! The award was presented at the Saturday banquet at the 2015 Annual Convention and accepted by Mike McNamee.
Photo by Leslie Dick
Photo taken by Ted Coletti
Past Betty Mueller recipients (L to R): Penny Faul,
Joe Masi, David Banks, Tony Terceira,
Janine Banks, Bill Cole, Linda Giza, David Giza,
Leslie Dick, Richard Pierce,
Mike McNamee (the man behind the photo)
accepting the award on behalf of Rosario Lacorte
The NEC is now able to accept major credit cards at this year's convention. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express can be used for registration and at the Sunday auction.
New York Invasive Species Regulations
The Department Of Agriculture and the Department of Conservation have implemented a new list of prohibited and regulated species.
The new regulations ( 6nycrrpart575 ) deal with the selling of species in the State of NY. This article deals with the new regulated fish and aquatic vertebrates.
The new regulated listings as follows:
Carassius Auratis. Goldfish
Cyprinus carpio. Koi
Ppterois miles pterois volitanis. Lionfish
Zenopus lavris African Claw Frog