European Union of Aquarium Curators

The EAZA Biobank preserves genetic samples for supporting population management and conservation research. To work towards the increased participation of aquariums in the EAZA Biobank initiative, and increased sample collection from aquatic species, we have developed a strategy and species-specific sampling protocol, in consultation with the European Union of Aquarium Curators and EAZA aquatic TAGs. For information please contact EAZA at

The Biobank Aquarium Strategy 2021

The EAZA Biobank Aquatic Animal Sampling Protocol

The EAZA Biobank aquatic species priority list for sampling