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The vast majority of coral reef fish entering the global aquarium trade are collected from the wild.  Concerns over the sustainability of wild collection are driving the aquarium industry to search for sustainable alternatives in order to reduce the ecological impact of the trade on the world’s coral reefs. 

The SustaiNable Aquariums Project (SNAP) is a collaboration between The Deep, SEA LIFE, the Zoological Society of London and Bangor University (Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, CAMS).

The aim of SNAP is to increase the number and diversity of sustainably and ethically produced coral reef fish species for the aquarium industry, and therefore enhance the global sustainability of the trade in coral reef fish. 

Our objective is to achieve this through the advancement of hatchery production techniques, technology and biological knowledge, to facilitate the culture of an increased number and diversity of coral reef fish species.