Quality Marine supports a number of organizations that represent the trade and others that look after our environment. We are very active with associations, groups and efforts that recognize the trade as an important revenue stream for the collector communities that produce our supply, and that help educate those same communities in the value of preserving their resource and harvesting responsibly in a sustainable manner for the longevity of this industry and the hobby.
Marine Aquarium Council (MAC)
was established in 1998 to create a universal system of standards and eco-labeling of marine ornamentals. MAC worked with industry stakeholders to issue certificates of compliance to fisheries, importers, exporters, and retailers throughout Southeast Asia, North America and Europe, to allow for traceability, quality, and sustainability of marine organisms throughout the supply chain. Quality Marine was one of the first MAC certified facilities in the United States, and continues to adhere to the MAC best practices and sustainability standards.
World Pet Association Inc.® (WPA)
is the oldest non-profit, membership-based organization within the Pet Industry promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet, as well as related products and services. WPA’s mission is to Seek, Share, and Inspire: Everything we do is about uniting the pet community through knowledge, integrity, innovation and leadership, with a vision of nurturing a healthier, more productive and collaborative pet industry that enriches both pet and human lives.
Rising Tide Conservation
is dedicated to developing and promoting aquaculture of marine ornamental fish species through the collaborative efforts of researchers, public aquaria, hobbyists, pet industry professionals and conservation groups. Rising Tide Conservation facilitates sustainability in the aquarium industry by supporting marine ornamental fish aquaculture research.
Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF)
is the largest reef restoration organization in the world. Headquartered in Key Largo Florida, they were founded in response to the wide-spread loss of the dominant coral species of Florida’s Coral Reef. The CRF mission is working to support the reef’s natural recovery processes through the large-scale cultivation, out planting, and monitoring of genetically diverse, reef-building corals.
Pet Advocacy Network,
formally known as the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has a 50-year history as the legislative and regulatory voice of the responsible pet care community. Their mission is to champion pets and responsible pet professionals with expertise and integrity.
Ornamental Fish International (OFI)
is a global non-profit organization representing all sectors of the ornamental aquatics industry. Its members have all made a commitment to comply with the OFI Code of Ethics and have obtained a reputation as reliable business partners and quality suppliers.
is about consumer awareness and responsible behaviors concerning invasive species. Ultimately, the campaign seeks to educate hobbyists and eliminate the transfer and survival of any species outside of your enclosed, artificial system.