Bob Fenner, a bright light and powerful advocate for both MASNA and MACNA, brought his love and joy of marine animals to so many across the world. His larger than life presence is missed by all who knew him.
There was never a stranger he did not meet and his presence on the board of directors and as a long time participant at MACNA is missed daily. Truly, one of the pioneers of marine aquarium keeping and a champion of the ethical, sustainable collection and husbandry of aquatic animals, his advocacy left a lasting impression on all who knew him.
He truly loved what MASNA stood for and to honor his lifetime of dedication, we have sought the permission of Bob’s family to share a piece of him with all of you.
In honor of his birthday, we present to you the Bob Fenner Memorial t-shirt with 100% of the proceeds going to support the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA), a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. These shirts are available through MASNA’s apparel store, AquariumThreads.com.
“To you, the aquarist. May your brush with captive marine fishes and invertebrates enhance your appreciation of the living world, inspire you to share your experiences with others, and foster stewardship of our planet.”
Robert “Bob” Fenner: August 23, 1953 – May 7, 2020
MASNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium societies, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.
MASNA’s goals are to:
- Educate our members through online and published material, the MACNA conference, and other sanctioned events.
- Assist in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment.
- Support the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and transporting marine organisms through education, assistance, and encouragement.
- Encourage the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and support captive breeding/propagation efforts.