The vast majority of products, however, are destined for the hobby aquaria industry (PIJAC
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"When it came time to pick our first Board Chair after our reorganization, it was important to pick someone who represented our focus on the companion animals which make up the heart of the pet care community while also recognizing the need for someone with experience working with some of the biggest players out there," said Mike Bober, president and CEO of PIJAC. "Peach was the natural fit, and her leadership over the past three years has proven it time and time again."
She has been involved in legislative issues for decades, serving on numerous boards and committees within PIJAC, including its legislative committee, executive committee and aquatic subcommittee.
PIJAC spokeswoman Geri Mitchell says pet industry gurus are predicting that over time the gap between dog owners and cat owners will grow significantly in favor of cat owners.
Mitchell says PIJAC is anticipating how changing human consumer demographics are likely to effect sales in the category.
This piece included several misrepresentations of the hobby and the trade, so the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) (http://pijac.org/) joined with the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA), the European Pet Association (EPA), and Ornamental Fish International (OFI) to submit a reply seeking clarifications and corrections.
When the author contacted Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) just prior to publication, her concern was with the shipping conditions as described by PETA.
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<p class="textbox" dir="ltr">Q How does your role as board chair of PIJAC impact Fish Mart?
This allows me time to dedicate to PIJAC (http://www.pijac.org), which I am just as passionate about as I am Fish Mart!
"I am also dedicated to continuing PIDA's active engagement with industry partners such as APPA, PIJAC
and WPA, as well as the Pet Care Trust, the Pet Leadership Council and HABRI."