he year 2020 has been challenging for the ornamental fish industry, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption in global aviation and supply chains. On the other hand, it has also created increased pent-up demand as many are forced to stay home and spend time on hobbies like aquarium fish keeping and aquascaping.
Our members have received substantial assistance from the Singapore government to tide them over this difficult period. This includes various government subsidy schemes covering business and manpower costs.
In spite of all the challenges, our members continue to ensure a high level of quality and service in their offerings. They also strive to adapt to the changing needs in buyers’ behaviour and demand for new varieties and sustainable supply from reliable sources.
Chairman, Singapore Aquarium Fish Exporters’ Association