Ornamental Fish International (OFI) is a non-political, non-profit-making organization and has the following objectives:
The continuance of trade in aquatic organisms in our industry while adhering to ethical trading standards.
Continual Improvement of standards for keeping live organisms were deemed necessary and to ensure the highest possible standards of animal welfare be it in collection, production, keeping, handling packing and transportation procedures.
To collaborate with farmers, fishermen and communities all over the world to promote ethical and sustainable production, collection and harvesting of fish and other aquatic organisms, along with the protection of such fisheries, towards the enhancement of living standards among local communities and to protect natural habitats through effective environmental and conservation programs.
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.
To raise awareness of and promote the industry, its methods of operation and its activities among non-members of the industry and the general public.