There has been an aquarium in Plymouth since 1888. Initially housed at the British Marine Biological Association, a new much larger aquarium was built in the Barbican district in 1997 and was designated The National Marine Aquarium. The NMA was the first aquarium in the UK to be run as a charity solely dedicated to education and conservation of the marine environment. The world class husbandry team at the NMA looks after over 4,000 animals.

The Ocean Conservation Trust is a natural evolution of the National Marine Aquarium’s long history of conservation, education and engagement, and with our Ocean now in need of help more than ever before, our goal is to take our mission and approach worldwide.

Together, we can create a healthy Ocean for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

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