The NEW NECA MISSION STATEMENT:
Cichlids – the final frontier. These are the adventures of the New England Cichlid Association. Its continuing mission: To seek out, acquire, and even import strange new species from new environments. To educate and stimulate in ways that no cichlid club has ever done before….From international conferences to home meetings, we go beyond the mundane, bringing our membership speakers, knowledge, and the social engagement we all seek and need. Join us and enter the fantastic world of cichlids.
Welcome to the website for the New England Cichlid Association (NECA), a cichlid hobbyist and conservation group active in the New England area. NECA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization.
Members of the NECA enjoy fish, particularly cichlids, and are constantly learning more about cichlids and their care. In addition, the NECA is active in conservation efforts to protect cichlids in their natural habitats and to boost populations of endangered cichlid species through responsible fishkeeping, breeding, and dissemination of these species among other conscientious hobbyists.
Membership in the NECA grants you the opportunity to be part of this friendly and passionate group. We hold regular club meetings and speaker events, as well as two large annual auctions, smaller special event sales and swaps, and opportunities for group buys from some of the best cichlid vendors in the business.
Visit, learn and contribute. We welcome you, and hope you take advantage of what we have to offer.