Advisory logos for pet-trade fishes in public aquariums



As members of the Marine Fishes Taxon Advisory Group, three institutions, Vancouver Aquarium, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, and National Aquarium in Baltimore, have developed trial logos to advise visitors to public aquariums on the suitability of fishes for home aquariums. The objectives of the logos are explained and sample texts in use at the aquariums are given. The results of surveys on the reaction of visitors and pet keepers are briefly reported.