It was with great sadness that we received the news that
Wim Tomey, laureate of the 2007 OFI Award, passed away on 20 February, 2017.

"The OFI Award 2007 was presented on May 26th 2007 by the president of the Ornamental Fish International to Mr. Wim Tomey.

Mr. Tomey received the Award for his activities over 30 years of successfully consulting and assisting governments, institutions, companies, hobby associations and private individuals. He had had a hand in developing export facilities and commercial breeding centers for ornamental fish, utilizing biological technical know-how as well as marketing strategies and educational programs. His work also extended to aquatic plants, terrarium animals and insects.

Mr. Tomey’s work carried him to many countries in South-East and South Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. He lectured and authored numerous articles and books on aquaristics and terrariums.

For his contributions he was a well respected and influential voice in the industry.”

Our deepest sympathies go to his family at this difficult time. 

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