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Profile of registrant

Ornamental Fish International

Identification number in the register: 36098352545-58
Registration date: 23/10/09 16:16:51

The information on this organisation was last modified on 07/10/14 17:14:55
The date of the last annual update was 07/10/14 17:14:55

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Ornamental Fish International
Acronym: OFI
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Gerald Bassleer
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Roberto Hensen
Position: Secretary General

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 5 Fazantenkamp 
Maarssen 3607 CA
Telephone number: (+31) 646516413
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The objectives of the OFI are:
a. to actively support and further the ethical standard of trade in the entire ornamental fish industry, and the responsible catching, breeding and treatment of ornamental fish and other aquatic organisms in each step of the supply chain;
b. to improve packaging, transport procedures to guarantee in this way the welfare of the fish and other aquatic organisms during transport;
c. to protect natural habitats by way of effective environmental and nature conservation programs;
d. to keep aquarium and pond in all its aspects in a responsible way;
e. to further the ethical and durable catching and harvesting of fish and other aquatic organisms;
f. to protect fishing and to improve the standard of living of the local communities, everything in the broadest sense of the word.

It shall try to reach this objective amongst others by way of a close co-operation with the authorities, political organisations, nature conservation organisations,fishermen, and all other interested parties. To explain to members and non-members its working methods, activities, to have this industry become aware of this, and everything that might be conducive to reach this goal.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Attending meetings, seminars, conferences and workshops with a subject related to pet animals, participate in stakeholders and steering groups, maintaining and increasing direct contacts with relevant sections of the European Commission, Euro parliament and colleague organizations, providing expert input.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.