A short video introducing the Wild Caught Project fundraiser.

The Wild Caught Project is a documentary film detailing the benefits and costs of the wild-caught fish industry. This film will document everything and everyone that is involved from the fishing communities to our aquariums. The goal is to raise $5000 for the completion of the documentary. More information can be found on the American Cichlid Association website.

When done properly, the wild-caught fish industry can support the local communities and provide an incentive to protect the waters and the species being collected. When done wrong, it can have a terrible impact on the very fish we like to keep. For instance, the Labidochromis caeruleus is a popular and well known Lake Malawi mbuna. Its popularity contributed to over-fishing and eventually the species could not be found in its native waters. Check out the short video and if you can support the project.

Wild Caught Project

Labidochromis caeruleus. Photo by Robert De Leon​