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International Ornamental Fish Symposium 2022 (IOFS22)

Organized by
Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU)

Ornamental Fish International (OFI)

About the EVENT 

Welcome to the International Ornamental Fish  Symposium 2022 (IOFS22) that  celebrates the 110th anniversary founding of Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU). IOFS22 will discuss some of the major challenges the industry faces, the impact of COVID and some of the future trends and innovations of the industry . We will also be recording all the presentations and will make these available in our OFI members section for future reference, so if you miss out on the day, you will still be able to view them at a later date. This online event will be free to OFI Members and subscribers.


Two by 4 hour sessions of including presentations and panel discussions

  • Updates on the International Aquarium industry
  • New Technologies
  • Best Practices
  • Post Graduate Presentations
  • Presentations will be recorded and made available on the OFI website for OFI Members and Subscribers 
  • Delegates can register for €29.95 (EUR), registration is free to OFI Members and Subscribers


    Students, hobbyists, industry professional, academics, government workers who have an interest in the aquarium industry.

    Unfortunately, we have been informed by Shanghai Ocean University management that due to unforeseen circumstance we will have to postpone IOFS2022 until early 2023. This is beyond OFI’s control, and we apologise for any inconvenience. We will advise of the new dates as soon as these are confirmed.
    We are temporarily closing registrations until a revised date is confirmed, if you are interested to attend please add your details to our waiting list and we will be in contact as soon as registrations are open again.

    Once again, our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

    If you would like to participate, register your interest here.

    Not an OFI Member or Subscriber? Then become an OFI Subscriber now before you register for the event and get access to our subscribers library including back issues of the OFI Journal, our Educational Series etc for €29.95 (EUR)the same price as registering for the live event.


    Our speakers include leading industry professionals and academics from around the world. We are also dedicating a session to Shanghai Ocean University to the top Post Graduates students to present their research and receive awards.

    Shane Willis MSc

    "Current Status of the World Aquarium Industry and Impacts of COVID-19"

    President OFI, Visiting Professor SHOU


    Till Deuss

    "The Future Marine Aquarium Fish Breeding"

    Bocas Mariculture


    Ian Watson

    "Sustainable livelihoods and the Marine Aquarium Industry"

    Great Britain

    Jørgen Hansen

    "Biokos, An Innovative new treatment technology for protozoan parasites"



    Jonathan Poh

    "Sustainable Practises in the Aquarium Industry"

    Secretary General OFI


    Professor Zaizhong Chen

    "Nutritional Requirement of Discus Fish"

    Vice Dean of College of Fisheries and Life Science

    Shanghai Ocean University


    College of Fisheries and Life Science

    Shanghai Ocean University


    Nic Dos Santos

    "Coral farming now and into the future"

    UltraCoral Australia Pty Ltd


    Professor Mu Xidong

    "Combining genomic and transcriptomic data to unravel the sex differentiation of Arowana"

    College of Fisheries and Life Science

    Shanghai Ocean University


    Theo Williams

    "The trend of new species on the trade. Best practice to keep, detailed species explanations and natural habitat of Geosesarma crabs"

    Leopard Aquatics


    Anthony Ramsey

    "Australian Aquarium Retailing, the Pandemic and Government Regulation."

    National Director & President of Pet Industry Association of Australia


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