European Union of Aquarium Curators

Freshwater Teleost Taxon Advisory Group

 The Freshwater Teleost TAG is chaired by Brian Zimmerman (Bristol Zoological Society)  The goal of the TAG is to create a platform for collaborative work between institutions that keep freshwater teleost by improving communication and advance husbandry and skills for freshwater species management in zoos and aquariums. The TAG is prioritizing species in urgent need of conservation attention. 

The EAZA Freshwater Teleost Regional Collection Plan (2020) has been published and can be found here.

The Freshwater Teleost TAG is looking for EEP Coordinators (EAZA Ex situ Programme) to run the proposed programmes. You can find the full list here and if this is something you are interested in please get in touch with Brian Zimmerman (

The Freshwater Teleost TAG has the following programmes (EEPs) under its remit:

Alestidae EEP

Valenciidae EEP 

Poeciliidae EEP 

Umbridae EEP

Aplocheilidae EEP 

Cyprinodontidae EEP

Percidae EEP

Bedotiidae EEP

Melanotaeniidae EEP

All annual reports can be found here.

References and more information

The IUCN Freshwater Fishes Specialist Group has launched their new website.

Shoal has launched a new campaign Search for the Lost Fishes. You can read the press release here and please read some of their success stories here and here and here is an explanation about the campaign.  Shoal published their report about new species discovered in 2022.