The European Commission is calling all aquariums to join a global awareness raising action about marine litter.

Marine pollution is one of the key topics of the Our Ocean Conference.

Every year millions of tons of litter end up in the ocean. It is estimated that by 2050 our seas could contain more plastic than fish.

Aquariums are ideal partners to showcase this growing problem and to engage thousands of people, by presenting practical solutions.

We are calling on aquariums to give their visitors a very vivid idea of how serious the issue is and what each of us can do about it. Any creative approach is welcome.

Participating aquariums will be provided with written material, giving key facts on the issue and proposing actions to citizens to prevent and fight against marine litter.

This action will be officially launched by EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella on Thursday 27 July at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II.

The following aquariums have already enthusiastically confirmed their participation:

Galway Atlantaquaria logosMalta National Aquarium logoOceanographic museum of monaco logoGdynia aquarium logoBergen AquariumMadrid Aquarium logoBarcelona Aquarium logoSan Sebastian aquarium logoDeep aquarium logofrance seaquarium logohellabrumm logogenoa aquarium logosardenia aquarium logoTιSjofartsmuseet logohagenbeck logotunisia aquarium logobristol zoo logoplymouth logoaquacaux logola rochelle logoskegness logogeorgia logovietnam logoloro parque logoCosmo Caixa aquarium logofukusima logonausicaa logocoast aquarium logoacuario zaragosa logoaqua gris logofakieh aquarium logopula aquarium logodeep sea world logosea life paris logoliving coastsocean park logoaquarium de lagons logotwo ocean aquarium logoMuseo do Mar de Galicia  logoAquarium de la Guadeloupe logoAquarium Tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée logovasco da gama aquarium logoHaus des Meeres logoden bla planet logoLithuanian Sea MuseumOcéanopolis logoZoo Antwerpen logolakes aquarum logooceanario de lisboa logoenosui aquarium logomareis logofundacion temaiken logooceanarium logo aquario de sevilla logoaquario de valencia logoVancouver Aquarium logo

- Argentina: Fundación Mundo Marino

- Austria: Haus des Meeres (Vienna)

- Belgium: Zoo AntwerpenPairi Daiza

- Canada: Vancouver Aquarium

- China: Ocean Park (Hong Kong)

- Croatia: Aquarium Pula

- Denmark: Den Blå Planet

- France: Aquarium of Trégastel, Océanopolis (Brest), Seaquarium (Montpellier), Océarium (Croisic), La Rochelle Aquarium, Sea Life ParisAquacauxNausicaaGrand Aquarium de TouraineAquarium des Lagons, Nouvelle-CalédonieAquarium Tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée (Paris), Aquarium de la GuadeloupeAquarium de La RéunionMaréis

- Germany: Hellabrunn Zoo (Munich), Tropen-Aquarium Hagenbeck (Hamburg)

- Ireland: Galway Atlantaquaria

- Italy: Aquarium of Sardinia and Genoa

- Japan: Aquamarine FukushimaEnoshima Aquarium

- Lithuania: Lithuanian Sea Museum

- Malta: Malta National Aquarium

- Monaco: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

- Norway: Bergen Aquarium

- Poland: Gdynia Aquarium

- Portugal: Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon), Aquário de Porto PimAquário Vasco da Gama 

- Saudi Arabia: Fakieh Aquarium 

- South Africa : Two Oceans Aquarium (Cape Town)

- Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, San Sebastián, Valencia and Santander, Loro Parque Aquarium, Cosmo Caixa BarcelonaMuseo do Mar de GaliciaAcuario de Sevilla

- Sweden: Gothenburg Maritime Museum and Aquarium

- Tunisia: Musée Océanographique de Salammbô "Dar el Hout"

- United Kingdom: The Deep (Hull), Lake District Coast Aquarium, Bristol ZooSkegness AquariumFive Sisters ZooLakes AquariumThe National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth), Deep Sea World (Edinburgh), Living Coasts (Torquay), Oceanarium (Bournemouth)

- USA: Georgia Aquarium

- Vietnam: Museum of Oceanography in Nha Trang

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