Members of PAAZA recognize the need to establish and implement an OPERATIONAL STANDARD to regulate and improve the professional standards under which they operate.

Compliance with the PAAZA Operational Standard is a mandatory requirement of Institutional Membership to PAAZA as stated in clause 10.2.4 of the PAAZA Constitution.

The PAAZA Operational Standard of 2008 is based upon the South African Code of Member Facility and Aquarium Practice (SANS 10379 of 2004).


Click Operational Standards for the complete document download.


To assist members in preparing for the Operational Standards audit, there is a Toolkit in the 'Members Area'. You will need to be registered to access these documents.


Congratulations - Member Facilities that have passed Operational Standards Audit

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