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“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it” Jacques Yves Cousteau

Gosh, I never knew that!

It’s likely that you are, have been or will at some point in your life be an “aquarist” – someone who owns fish or maintains an aquarium

What the experts say

“With over 25 million people visiting BIAZA (British and Irish Association for Zoos and Aquarium) affiliated aquariums every year, these attractions are able to reach millions of people from all different backgrounds with their conservation message. They educate and inspire visitors to share their love of oceans and marine life and work towards protecting it. Good aquariums are dedicated to conservation, research and education and through their breeding programmes and campaigns they are committed to conserving the marine environment, exhibits and education programmes help encourage others to do the same. Aquariums allow people to explore oceans, rivers and lakes all under one roof. Children get to see animals they may never encounter in real life and it is through their fascination of seeing these creatures close-up that they gain a deeper understanding and respect for marine life and what is threatening it” The British and Irish Association for Zoos and Aquariums

Organisations, official bodies and great links to places where you can find out more

The Association of Aquarists 

The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Aquariums across Britain

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