The RAW 2018 Conference - Aquarium Professionals Caring for Animals, Each Other and the Blue Planet.

The welfare of animals in human care is a priority, as we have an ethical responsibility to provide exceptional care.  As public perception of aquariums is changing, there is an increased awareness of how we care for animals.  Thus, as much animal care as possible should occur in public view so that guests see the working aquarium.  In order to provide exceptional animal care, we must invest in our workforce to develop their knowledge and experience base while improving productivity and morale.  Finally, collaboration between individuals and institutions will be required to address the ecosystem-wide problems effecting our planet.