The meeting of the regional group Northern Bavaria in May was arranged around international attendance. The group had invited for a special meeting, triggered by the “Interzoo” fair, which took place in Nuremberg on that weekend. Due to the fair it was also possible to sign on several high profile speakers. Hans-Georg Evers reported about his trip to the “Mother of God”, the Río Madre de Dios in Peru. This report about an expedition covered not one, but several groups of fish. The second speaker, Ingo Seidel, presented his “Fascination with Hillstream Loaches” and excited not only the loach fans.