Marine Conservation


The National Marine Aquarium was born as an idea at the Marine Biological Association, who operated the former Plymouth Aquarium, so you could say science runs in our veins. Since our formation in 1998, we’ve developed our conservation efforts significantly, all focused around our mission to drive marine conservation through engagement.

Today we run three core projects: Conservation through Tourism Award (Mauritius); Reconnect (UK); and Community Seagrass Initiative (South Coast HLF project). You can find out more about all of these below. We also have a keen research team running projects for the Aquarium, facilitating studies for universities and industry. If you work in a small marine charity, we also have grant opportunities to help develop the community we are so passionate about.

While you're at the Aquarium

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Marine Conservation 12th February 2016

Operant Conditioning

Operant conditioning (positive reinforcement training) at the National Marine Aquarium Operant conditioning is a way to encourage good behaviours while...

Marine Conservation 1st December 2015


At the National Marine Aquarium we’re on a mission. We want people to try the wonderful sustainable seafood that is...

Marine Conservation 1st December 2015

Improve Your Sustainability

At the National Marine Aquarium we support sustainable fishing. For several years we have been involved with seafood sustainability within...

Marine Conservation 1st December 2015

Community Seagrass Initiative

Since we’re towards the end of the year we’ll start with the end. It’s been a positive year within seagrass...

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