The welfare of aquatic animals in NSW is protected by legislation and supporting Codes and Standards.
To learn more about the exhibition and display of aquatic animals visit Zoo, circus and other exhibited animals.
To learn more about the use of aquatic animals in research and teaching visit Animals in research and teaching.
The following documents are prescribed under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTA). It is a requirement that people involved in the care and welfare of aquatic animals must comply with these documents.
Additional information about the care and welfare of aquatic animals in NSW is listed below.