OATA urges government to clarify guidelines for aquatic retailers amid Covid-19 crisis

The CEO of the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA) has written to the government to clarify whether furloughed staff can volunteer to care for aquatic livestock whilst “off work” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a letter to the of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, OATA has asked for clarification due to many of its members operating in the supply and sale of ornamental aquatic animals and “have an ongoing commitment to ensure the welfare needs of the animals in their care are met.

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