22 October 2015

Dr David Pool has been recognised for his work in the aquatics industry by being awarded OATA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr David Pool is presented with the OATA lifetime achievement award by Chief Executive Keith Davenport

Dr David Pool is presented with the OATA lifetime achievement award by Chief Executive Keith Davenport

David, who is the founder of FishScience Ltd, has worked in the industry most of his working life, including 25 years at Tetra. He is also the author of three books on aquarium and pond keeping as well as over 250 articles on fishkeeping. He has also appeared on national radio and television across the world to promote fishkeeping and given talks on the subject throughout the world.

He was presented with the award by OATA Chief Executive Keith Davenport.

“David richly deserves this award,” said Keith. “He has been a stalwart of this industry for more decades than he probably cares to remember and he’s done a huge amount to promote the hobby among fish-keepers through his books and articles in magazines.”

“It is a great honour to be recognised in this way,” said David on being presented with the award at the AQUA2015 show dinner.