What Does OFI Do?
OFI is a trade organisation and works on behalf of our members. OFI represents and promotes the interests of the industry through lobbying to various institutions around the world; as well as educating industry and hobbyists in responsible and sustainable Best Practices. Last year, OFI members have adopted its new charter for the conduct of an ethical, fair and legal trade. This work falls into two broad categories:
OFI is a trade association, not a quality assurance scheme. Nevertheless OFI members have a very good reputation. Members of OFI are committed to adhere to the OFI Charter that outlines ethical and sustainability ‘Best Practices’ that members abide by. OFI lobby’s various government and IGO (CITES, FAO) and NGOs throughout the world on behalf of members.
It is important that trade organizations provide a positive message about our industry to support and defend the countless number of companies, workers and hobbyists around the world who rely on and/or enjoy the aquarium fish hobby.
Some of Our Recent Success Stories
The following items are just a few examples of that OFI has done on behalf of the aquarium industry. OFI has successfully: