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Captive Breeding of Marine ornamental Fish
by Haus des Meeres Vienna (Private sector)
Within the framework of european public aquaria a group was formed and lead by the Haus des Meeres.

This group aims at breeding more marine ornamental Fish species and at putting their keeping on a more sustainable basis.

Joint breeding efforts where fish fry is parted between breeding locations and subjected to different treatments are planned.

Data shall be generated and collected and this information shall be liberally shared among professionals and amateurs in dedicated meetings.

Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Reduction of fishing pressure on local stocks by breeding of fish
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
  • Transfer marine technology
Settting up of a communicatoin group of european public aquarium marine fish breeders
Addition of two new species which are feasibly captive bred for the public aquarium communitiy
In-kind contribution
A facility needed especially for breeding marine ornamentals will be adapted and dedicated to this project
Staff / Technical expertise
Staff and expertise will be provided
Basic information
Time-frame: 06/2017 - 10/2020
Haus des Meeres Vienna EUAC (european union of aquarium curators) (Lobby) EAZA (european aquarium and zoo association) (Lobby)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Daniel Abed-Navandi, Dr. , daniel.abed@haus-des-meeres.at, 0431587141760
Vienna, Austria
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