Nuremberg, Germany – May 8, 2018 – Mr Shigezo Kamihata who sadly passed onDecember 25, 2017 at the age of 91 has posthumously been awarded the 2018 OFIAward for his for his pioneering work for the aquatic industry in Japan andinternationally.

His deep passion for fish lead to him founding the Kamihata Fish Group ofcompanies which compromise of farms, import and export, as well asmanufacturing of feeds and allied products through Hikari Aquatic laboratory.He was also an adventurer and lead, as well as funded, many expeditions toremote locations around the world gathering information on rare species, aswell as discovering new species.

With this award OFI recognises his lifetime contributions of dedication anddevelopment of the modern ornamental fish hobby, as well as the inspirationand legacy his group of companies leave to industry and hobbyists around theworld.

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