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  • Welcome to the MBI
    The Marine Breeding Initiative was created as a tool to encourage marine aquaria hobbyists to get involved in the captive breeding of marine organisms. The MBI was designed with the help of leading experts in the breeding of marine ornamentals to be a standardized award system and database that can be easily adopted by aquarium societies and site owners to promote captive breeding amongst their members.

    There are many pressures on todays tropical reef environments and the practice of captive breeding to reduce the need for wild caught specimens is one way we as hobbyists can reduce those pressures. The MBI creates a standardized model that uses a central database to share information between all MBI sites while rewarding and encouraging hobbyists to begin breeding and existing breeders to tackle more difficult species and try new techniques.

    Visit the Dashboard to get started today!
  • 2014 Marine Breeder's Workshop
    The 2014 Marine Breeder's Workshop will be our fifth annual event!
    The Workshop will take place on Saturday, July 19th at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

    Current speakers:
    Adeljean Ho
    Dr. Andrew Rhyne
    Dr. Roy Yanong
  • Join the Marine Breeding Initiative
    Are you an individual breeder that would like to share your breeding experiences with the world and be recognized for your accomplishments? Join the MBI program today! Register and get started earning points in just a few minutes.


    Are you a club or website owner that would like to allow your members to search and even submit MBI reports right from your own website?
    The MBI system is designed as a portable solution that can be installed on nearly any website while still allowing users to search and share data with all other MBI enabled websites. Users remain local to your organization's website during the entire process so no need to send members off to another website to search or review information.

    If you are interested in setup up the MBI system on your site please Contact Us, Or fill out the site application form at: http://www.mbisite.org/siteapplication.aspx
  • Site Integration
    We are currently working on developing integration packages to work with several different sites types and forum software packages.

    The list of packages completed or in development include:
    General PHP based
    Simple Machines Forum
    General ASP.net


    If you are interested in testing or helping to develop packages for other platforms not already listed please feel free to Contact Us!
  • MBI Council
    The MBI is managed by a diverse and professional group of breeders with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. This team forms the MBI Council. The Council is responsible for approving all reports, managing the MBI website, and setting the guidelines for how the MBI operates.

    View MBI Council Members

  • Donate to the MBI
    The MBI is a division of a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization that relies on public donations and fundraisers to continue to produce its various projects and services. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the MBI please follow the link below:


  • Submit a new Report
    If you are already an MBI user and you are ready to sumbit a new breeding report simply select the report type from the drop down list below to get started.



    Remember You can only submit and recieve points once per report type for each species.
  • MBI Mobile
    Now you can View and Search MBI Data anywhere announcing:


    For Windows Mobile 6 Professional and higher Smartphones and PDAs.  We are currently beta testing the application but if you have a Windows Mobile 5 Professional or higher device and would like to try it out you can download the install from: MBISetup.CAB

    MBI Mobile requires Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 or higher. If have an older version of the .Net framework on your device you can download the newest version at: NETCFv35.wm.armv4i.cab

    If you have any feedback on software feel free to contact us at chad@masm.org

The MBI is a division of the MarineLife Aquarium Society of Michigan(MASM), Inc. A 501(c)3 Corporation as determined by the Internal Revenue Service of the United State of America.
You can view MASM's determination letter by following this link