Oceans cover approximately 70% of the volume of our planet and provide resources to millions of people. Human activities such as overfishing, destructive fishing practices and marine pollution are the main threats for the oceans to continue providing ecosystem services and essential food resources.
Fish and aquatic invertebrates are essential for human consumption and to sustain coastal populations by providing their income. There is a general consensus of the need to conserve and properly manage fish stocks to avoid massive unintentional losses.
This Campaign addresses how commercially-based human activities impact marine species conservation. It focuses on how zoos and aquariums work and will encourage participants to make real changes to their working practices by applying the already shared vision to united objectives for marine biodiversity management and protection.
The campaign is developed along three different axes:
1) Human sustainable consumption
2) Sustainable animal feed
3) Collection planning for sustainable aquatic species
Find more information on the campaign and how you can get involved in the Which Fish? Campaign brochure (319 downloads) .
The Campaign Partners
The Campaign Team
The following people are making this campaign possible:
Chair: Claudia Gili, Acquario di Genova (Italy)
Co-Chair: Florence Huron, Nausicaá Centre National de la Mer (France)
Co-Chair: Bruna Valettini, Acquario di Genova (Italy)
EAZA Executive Office liaison: Laura Myers, EAZA Executive Office (the Netherlands)
Website/Communication: Sandrine Camus, EAZA Executive Office (the Netherlands)
Education coordinator: Daniele Rizzelli, ZooMarine Italia (Italy)
Marketing/Media: Anna Mielnikiewicz, ZOO Wroclaw (Poland)