The Coral Restoration Foundation
Boyd Enterprises’ commitment to the aquarium hobby doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. Boyd has manufactured “Made in the USA” products for over 50 years and believes in making a difference in our lives. Boyd sponsors inspirational programs that make a difference in our hobby and in our lives. Recently, Boyd Enterprises sponsored Coral Restoration Foundation’s Adopt-a-Coral program. But, we didn’t just give them money, we volunteered our time and helped CRF transplant over 30 corals to restore Molasses Reef in the Florida Keys. Our respect for the ocean has grown as a company and our wish is that these efforts will inspire others to realize the importance of preserving natures natural beauty for future generations.
University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
Boyd sponsors the pioneering Marine- fish breeding work of the University of Florida and the Rising Tide Conservation Initiative. Through open source collaboration and innovation this program has succeeded in raising over 16 species of coral reef fishes, 4 of which were industry firsts. The goal of this program is to develop large scale rearing techniques for small egg pelagic spawning species. Then, the technology will be transformed to help the industry and the environment become more sustainable. Captive bred semicircle angelfish, lime damsels and prokfish are jus a few of the species being at the University of Florida in collaboration with participating AZA institutions. These species were shipped as eggs from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Sea World Orlando, and the Steinhart Aquarium.