International trade body Ornamental Fish International has entered a partnership with a Chinese organisation to promote the ornamental fish industry in China.
Following a meeting between OFI president Shane Willis and Qin Quan Yang, president of the Guangdong Aquarium Association (GAA), the two organisations will collaborate on issues of mutual interest to help promote the Chinese industry.
The meeting took place at the Bai Yi Cheng fish market in Guangzhou which is operated by the GAA and also serves as their office.
The GAA has more than 300 members in the Guangdong province, including farmers, exporters and retailers. Its focus is on promoting the industry in this region famous for fish farming and accessory manufacturing, and it is heavily involved with Aquarama and other fish competitions held in the region.
It is hoped that the collaboration can help promote the trade in China and OFI members to access the lucrative and fast growing market.
Shane said: “China is obviously a major market for our industry that is growing rapidly. We hope this collaboration can help to open the Chinese market for more OFI members and help the Chinese industry grow in a sustainable way.”