The International Federation of Online Clubs and Aquatic Societies     

   I Focas

THE organization dedicated  to the promotion of the fishkeeping hobby worldwide

MEMBERS: DISPLAY THE IFOCAS LOGO PROMINENTLY ON YOUR SITE - SHOW YOU CARE ABOUT OUR HOBBY

.....Welcome to IFOCAS. It is now 2015, our 15th birthday. We have a membership group for every fishkeeper, group, business and aquarist, whether individual or commercial.........If fishkeeping is your speciality then we are  sure you will find something of interest to you on our site. All  world directories of clubs and aquatic bodies are just one click  away, but while you are here why not join us - it's really  easy.... There has been a slight delay in uplisting new members details recently due to the sheer volume of new members - but do not worry - if you have received your entry codes you are a member even if the public listing is a little delayed

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE!  October 2015. IFOCAS now has over 7,000 aquarist members in over 1,500 organizations spanning over 29 countries and is globally the largest and most influential hobbyist fish group. .

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Annual Report 2006

No, this isn't a long, boring or conventional report as we have found over the years these drive most fishkeepers back to their fishhouses without being read. Its mainly a directional document with a batch of facts attached.

1. 2006 has probably seen IFOCAS membership peak from its staggering growth rates of earlier years. We now have just under 10,000 members  but the vast majority of these (9,100) joined before mid 2005.This may allow more time to handle registrations more speedily than at our busiest period when machinery kept faultering

2.We will shortly be publishing a breakdown of members by category but the fastest growing area is certainly our commercial members and the slowest areas being the local clubs. Many clubs and societies are still closing down  at an alarming rate

3. Unlike many fish bodies we publish membership data unless requested not to do so, so members can communicate with each other and potential new members almost immediately and its free.

4. We have been very misfortunate in web servers - both natural and terrorist disasters causing us to lose our US server facility twice. Our main server is now in Wales. A back-up is in place.

5. People are still failing to notify us of events and shows - not surprisingly many are also complaining of lower attendance figures. We would remind everybody that this site is linked to all the major aquarium groups worldwide and receives an average of over 12.000 'hits' online per 12 month period.

6. Lastly a reminder - Affiliate membership is the only category that is not free and many new applicants are not completing application forms fully. We cannot process data if information or membership fees are missing.

A sad note: We regret to announce the death of Howard Norfolk, the founder of Aquarticles.com but on an uplifiting note Aquarticles will continue and has also been "Mirrored" by Calypso.org.uk at Aquarticles.org, so Howard's superb legacy will not be lost.

 

 

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