Responsible Aquariology

Aquariology is your passion. What if your choice could contribute to preserving coral ecosystems?

 

Get involved for the preservation of marine biodiversity through responsible purchasing that contributes to the well-being of these fragile ecosystems. We suggest that aquariologists take the opportunity to commit to a more responsible aquarium hobby by favouring farmed rather than wild animals.

Why?

The objective of this approach is to raise awareness among retail stores and aquarium enthusiasts about responsible practices and choices so that this hobby can become as environmentally friendly as possible. If enthusiasts make responsible choices, then the whole marketing chain will be obliged to adapt. Your choices are therefore decisive.

Tropical marine aquariums are often accused of taking part in the destruction of reef ecosystems. Indeed, most marine animals are still caught in the wild, local fishermen lack knowledge about fishing methods and maintenance of animals in captivity. But also, the financial resources for this activity are poorly distributed along the distribution chain and local populations of exporting countries are the most affected.

This is therefore an opportunity for you to contribute to the preservation of coral ecosystems on which your passion totally depends.

How?

Aquarium lovers
  • Study the species and their needs.
  • Choose your retailers carefully.
  • Favour species that have been bred.
  • Don’t choose species solely for their price, but also for their maintenance conditions.
Retailers
  • Keep up to date with the maintenance techniques that are constantly evolving, and which guarantee the living conditions of the animals you sell.
  • Inform and make your customers aware of the origins of your animals, but also of the maintenance constraints of the animals you sell.
  • Preferably import farmed animals.
  • Refuse to sell if you know that there is little or no chance of survival of the animal at your customer’s home.
  • Favour exporters who respect animals and invest in the crop.
Aquarium lovers Retailers
coral
  • Study the species and their needs.
  • Choose your retailers carefully.
  • Favour species that have been bred.
  • Don’t choose species solely for their price, but also for their maintenance conditions.
coral
  • Keep up to date with the maintenance techniques that are constantly evolving, and which guarantee the living conditions of the animals you sell.
  • Inform and make your customers aware of the origins of your animals, but also of the maintenance constraints of the animals you sell.
  • Preferably import farmed animals.
  • Refuse to sell if you know that there is little or no chance of survival of the animal at your customer’s home.
  • Favour exporters who respect animals and invest in the crop.

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