The Aquarium of Lyon is a member of the Union of Conservators of Aquariums (UCA). An association law 1901 officially created in 1987, and which gathers the leaders (mostly capacity) of a large part of the French aquariums, all types of structure.

Very active in its operation, the UCA has for years been engaged in a reflection on the profession and its aspects related to the protection of the environment. The reflection of the profession it offers, and the eminent quality of some of its members are taken into account by the public authorities of which it is a privileged interlocutor.

UCA places special emphasis on regulatory compliance, ethics and the dissemination of news.