Welfare

Welfare is paramount to the future success of the ornamental aquatic industry.  We encourage our members and the industry to provide the very best in animal health and welfare across the entire supply chain.

All OATA members adhere to our Code of Conduct which contains specific guidelines such as those on water quality, livestock care, biosecurity, transportation, fish stocking densities and animal medicines, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that the welfare of livestock and reputation of the industry is upheld.

We have also produced a guide to the responsible distance selling of livestock to improve the welfare of fish as they are transported to customers. You can find the guide here.