Ornamental Fish International (OFI) is a non-political, non-profit-making organization.
OFI has as its objectives:
- Improvement of all round
quality levels in keeping live organisms where deemed necessary and possible to
ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare be it in collection,
production, keeping, handling packing and transportation procedures.
- The continuance of trade in aquatic organisms while adhering to ethical trading standards
- To collaborate with fishermen and communities all over the world to promote ethical and sustainable collection and harvesting of fish and other aquatic organisms, along with the protection of such fisheries and the enhancement of living standards among local communities and to protect natural habitats through effective environmental and conservation programmes.
To achieve agreed objectives OFI will collaborate with governments, legislative bodies and all other stakeholders relating to wild-caught fish, farmed fish and other aquatic creatures.
OFI aims to raise awareness regarding the industry, its methods of operation and its activities among non-members of the industry and the general public.