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U.K. and International Aquatic Trade Organizations Launch Global Training



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U.K. and international aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialized training worldwide for the aquatics industry.

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA), based in the U.K., and Ornamental Fish International (OFI), which represents aquatic businesses across the globe, launched the international training packages at Interzoo 2018, which was held in Nuremberg, Germany May 8-11.

The new courses are based on OATA’s highly respected training packages, which have been offered in the U.K. since 1997 and are well-recognized by its domestic industry.

The international Foundation Training Course is aimed at beginner or new staff while the Advanced Training Course is aimed at more experienced staff. Delivered in English, the courses are studied at home at a timetable that suits the student. Both of the courses cover the four subjects: fish biology, fish health, water quality and filtration.

“We are very pleased to be now offering this training internationally,” said  Dominic Whitmee, OATA’s chief executive. “There is no question that having qualified and knowledgeable staff is of great benefit to the success of a business and these courses offer professional development opportunities which we believe will be good for staff and businesses.”

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