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Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor & Affiliate Writer with Reef To Rainforest Media LLC for the saltwater and reef aquarium publication CORAL Journal, in addition to the publications’ on-line presence at Reef2Rainforest.com. Serving in the identical capability for the reason that 2011 launch of AMAZONAS Journal, Reef To Rainforest’s freshwater counterpart to CORAL, Pedersen and companions Stephan Tanner and Michael Tuccinardi took over the publication of AMAZONAS in 2018 underneath the brand new Minnesota-based publishing firm Aquatic Media Press, LLC. Together with restricted wholesale choices of fish and crops to the pet commerce, Pedersen sometimes provides digital and aquarium-related session and manufacturing companies by way of his personal firm, MiniWaters LLC.
Initially from Chicago, IL and presently residing in Duluth, MN, USA, Matt’s skilled background is in interactive software program improvement and digital advertising. Moreover, Matt has numerous previous expertise as knowledgeable orchid breeder, a part-time fly fishing information, and licensed fly rod builder.
Matt has been a marine aquarist for 30 years, and an aquarist for 35. After spending time on each facet of the aquarium business (retail, business and personal upkeep & set up, wholesale, hatchery), he presently considers himself a “skilled hobbyist”. Matt has presently spawned 31 species of marine fish, efficiently elevating 9 of them to this point together with one worldwide first (the Harlequin Filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris), in addition to tried one other 6 invertebrate species to this point. Most all of this was achieved with lower than 100 gallons of whole working capability, and all in closed tradition. In 2010, Matt Pedersen was chosen because the breeder of option to work with the now well-known “PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish” from the SEASMART program and chronicles the efforts to propagate this one-of-a-kind fish on-line at The Lightning Challenge. In 2016, Matt launched the net retailer MiniWaters.fish to go with his wholesale livestock choices primarily consisting of regionally-produced aquacultured saltwater aquarium livestock, well-conditioned and privately-bred freshwater fishes, and purpose-grown vivarium crops for the herpetological, paludarium and terrarium passion.
Matt Pedersen is credited with beginning MOFIB (Marine Decorative Fish & Invertebrate Breeder’s Affiliation) and writing for a number of publications together with CORAL, Koralle, Sensible Fish Preserving, Marine Habitat, Reef Hobbyist Journal, Reef Builders, Reefs.com, Superior Aquarist and extra. Matt has spoken at quite a few aquarium golf equipment and occasions from coast to coast. He presently sits on the MBI (Marine Breeding Initiative) Council, a mission devoted to bringing the idea of a unified Marine Breeder’s Award Program to hobbyist organizations throughout the nation and across the globe. In 2009, Matt was acknowledged as “Aquarist of the Yr” by IMAC West, and subsequently awarded with the MASNA Award, aka. “Aquarist of the Yr”, by MASNA in 2009, in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the marine aquarium passion.
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