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just ask IFOCAS, and DEMAND to see
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Participating Membership is
open to Public Aquaria, Online Aquatic and Ichthyological Clubs, Groups and
Societies Worldwide and is free.
Membership is open to
Offline Aquatic and Ichthyological Groups and associates and is by subscription .
which is currently U.S.$10 per annum. Subscriptions are refundable on a pro-rata
basis when the member goes online.
(Trade) Membership is
open to all Manufacturers, of Aquatic and Ichthyological Equipment, Products and
Materials. Livestock Importers, Exporters and Retailers and is currently free.
Commercial members without websites should join as Affiliate Members .
Aquarist Membership Status
a relatively recent membership category open
to experienced aquarium oriented individuals in a particular area who
have no local club or organizational body and therefore work alone. IFOCAS will
honour these individuals with Experienced
Aquarist Membership Status
as is appropriate. This membership category became
operative on 01/01/2001
FEW OF THE Advantages of IFOCAS (FREE) membership:
promotion of your Club, Society, Product, Company or Venue
of Trophies and Awards
available to promote the hobby
for your events; helping with setting up a website and free
hosting; Referring potential members directly to your meetings; Promoting
your new products on a worldwide stage and in any other areas that you feel
we can help
categories of membership are free
with your website or online facilities. Web
hosting is FREE to members who require webspace.
will redirect all relevant enquiries from your area directly to your club or
For Example:- Societies seeking to enlarge their membership will have all
potential membership enquiries originating in their catchment area (to any
of our members' enquiry services such as JAWS, PetFish Online. Kingfish
etc.) redirected directly to their Membership Secretaries or Contact
will redirect enquiries for your product directly to your Sales Personnel
in conjunction with the FishOrphans
scheme helps relocate unwanted fish and aquaria to good homes such as
CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
Participating and Trade Membership
categories are both currently free but dependant upon the following few, simple conditions.
who do not comply with these conditions will have their membership revoked and
all references to their sites deleted, so is the IFOCAS logo showing on your
site right now!
These conditions will be added to or subtracted from as development of the
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