What is ANGFA?
Promoting the conservation, study, keeping and propagation
ANGFA was formed in 1982 by a group of hobbyists whose interests were in the conservation, keeping, breeding and studying of the fishes of Sahul - pronounced Sa-hule. This name refers to the Australian land mass up to about 10,000 years ago when land bridges existed between Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea.
The principal aim of the group was to publish a journal called "Fishes of Sahul", the main vehicle of information on native fishes for members - which would also be of interest to serious aquarists and scientists alike. Many volumes later "Fishes of Sahul" is now eagerly awaited by its readers.
Much of what ANGFA is would not be possible without key supporters who have devoted themselves to the hobby and the club:
ANGFA would also like to recognise our two patrons for their gracious support since our early days:
You too can discover the pleasures of keeping the native freshwater fishes of both Australia and New Guinea by becoming a member of ANGFA. We invite you to browse our web site, sampling what our organisation can offer those interested in the aquatic flora and fauna of this region. If you like what you see then we ask you to become one of a growing number that subscribe to our publications worldwide.