RISING TIDE CONSERVATION
Rising Tide Conservation is a non-profit dedicated to the protection of coral reefs through sustainable aquaculture. We believe by discovering methods to captive-breed saltwater aquarium fish, we can reduce the negative impact of fishing on coral reefs.
Rising Tide Conservation is a collaborative effort. We are a team that includes public aquaria, research universities, pet industry professionals, and saltwater aquarium hobbyists.
We are transparent. We know that by sharing education, we can increase the amount of captive-bred species of marine ornamental fish available to aquarium hobbyists and reduce our impact on coral reefs.
Join us at Rising Tide Conservation in our mission to protect coral reefs through sustainable aquaculture. It’s a big task… but we’re up for it!
• To establish clear channels of communication throughout the aquarium industry.
• To raise money to fund aquaculture initiatives. In the future, we plan to include tropical fish hobbyists in these initiatives.
• Education – we want to get the word out about this initiative!
If you are interested in this initiative and would like to help us as we develop our program, please drop us a line!
DR. JUDY ST LEGER
Rising Tide Conservation President
Dr. Judy St. Leger is the executive officer of Rising Tide Conservation. She was involved in the initial efforts of this project and continues today in this diverse role. Dr. St. Leger is committed to advancing marine environment protection and Rising Tide is a natural extension of this focus. Her role in Rising Tide is to provide direction, enable development, and to facilitate communication between the stakeholders about the program.
Dr. St. Leger is trained as a veterinary pathologist. She’s a graduate of Cornell University and did her residency through UC Davis. She is the Vice President for Research and Science at SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. In this position, she works with scientists from around the globe on a variety of questions related to marine species and ocean health. Her success with leading Rising Tide Conservation relies upon the excellent support she gets from the advisory board and stakeholders.
Rising Tide Marketing Manager
A student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, I’m currently working through a Master’s program in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. I graduated from Boston College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and shortly thereafter, began working for the Navy Marine Mammal Program, where I have been fortunate enough to work with an awesome group of California sea lions and bottlenose dolphins.
I look forward to working with the Rising Tide Conservation team to help develop marketing material and getting the word out about Rising Tide’s incredible work. Rising Tide is accomplishing game-changing research, and I’m grateful for this amazing opportunity!