OATA (the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association) has announced that it will be supporting Aquatics Live which will be returning to Olympia from 10-11 November 2012, following its successful launch last year.

Taking a dedicated stand within the Show, OATA will be using Aquatics Live to highlight the various activities of the Association and how it supports and protects the entire aquatic industry from wholesale operations through to suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and ultimately the fish keeper.  In addition to providing a range of consumer information displays, OATA will be encouraging visitors to learn more about its Code of Conduct and what to expect from an OATA retail member.

OATA is also pleased to announce that a number of its members have already committed to exhibiting at the Show, which include Pets At Home, Maidenhead Aquatics, Tetra, Hagen, Devotedly Discus, King British and Sparsholt College.

Keith Davenport, OATA Chief Executive added, “The return of Aquatics Live is a good indicator of how popular fish keeping is in the UK and we believe that anything that raises awareness of fish keeping is a good thing for the industry.  With visitor numbers forecast to double this year, we are looking forward to a successful show, with the opportunity of meeting consumers together with existing and prospective trade members.”