• China Aquarium Association

  •          On May 8, 1992, Qingdao Aquarium invited other aquariums in China for the 60th anniversary celebration. During the meeting, Qingdao Aquarium proposed to establish a professional association of aquariums which reached an agreement. So Qingdao Aquarium, Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Beihai Aquarium, Wuxi Oriental Aquarium, Xi 'an Aquarium and other units made a proposal, and Qingdao Aquarium was delegated to apply to China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The national aquarium organization should be a second-level organization of Chinese Association of Natural Science Museums (CANSM). Du Pengshou, the director of CANSM and deputy curator of Qingdao Aquarium, was invited to report on the third CANSM Standing Council in 1994 for preparation and activities of the national aquarium organization. This organization was entitled ‘China Aquarium Association (CAA)’, as a second-level organization of CANSM which was affiliated with Qingdao Aquarium.

        China Aquarium Association was formally approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and CANSM in 1994. 29 representatives, including Xie Yinghuan, the vice president and secretary general of CANSM and Lou Xihu, the deputy secretary general of CANSM, took part in its preparation meeting in Qingdao on December 21 to 22, 1994. During the meeting, 8 units, including Qingdao Aquarium, had elected 9 committee members for China Aquarium Association Preparation Committee and their chairman, Yuwen Sheng, who is the curator of Qingdao Aquarium.

       The funding conference of CAA was held in Qingdao during May 10 to 12, 1995, with 50 representatives from 11 cities including Beijing and Dalian. Xie Yinghuan, the vice president and secretary general of CANSM, Zhang Songling, the vice president of CANSM, Lou Xihu, the deputy secretary general of CANSM, leaders from Qingdao Government, researchers and representatives from Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute and other Institutions, and some fishery trading companies’ representatives from United States, Indonesia and Singapore attended this meeting.  The conference discussed and approved “the constitution of China Aquarium Association”, selected the chairman and vice chairman, hired adviser, and issued group member signs to the first groups, at the same time held the first academic annual conference and the first committee meeting of CAA.

            Since the foundation, to promote the prosperity and development of national aquarium, CAA actively carried out academic and training program. As a result, more than 50 group members have been absorbed into CAA so far. Hosting 20 academic annual conferences and 6 professional and technical training, publishing 17 paper collections, 3 internal communication material and 4 news report editions, setting the standards of "mammal trainer", publishing The Chinese Aquarium, and carrying out training and academic activities widely, CAA play a key role in talent training, improvement of animals’ breeding, training and disease prevention in aquarium, which contributes to the raising and development of Chinese aquarium.



    Secretariat of the China Aquarium Association

    In November 2015

  • 底部信息
  • 中国自然科学博物馆学会水族馆专业委员会秘书处 版权所有 2008-2015
    地址:中国山东青岛市市南区莱阳路2号 邮编:266003