About Us

About Us


The Malta Aquarist Society was founded in 1970 and its main objective is to promote the Fish Hobby in the Maltese Islands. The Society’s main intention is to educate, teach, inform and bring together fish hobbyists, fish keepers and fish breeders alike. Through monthly meetings, social media and printed matter, the Society’s intentions are mainly to keep the Fish Hobby thriving and to promote awareness by providing guidelines on how to care for various aquatic species.

In cooperation with Local Fish Stores and other interested entities, the Malta Aquarist Society will continue to bring out the best of this hobby to more people in Malta and Gozo; being young new hobbyists, adults, and more experienced Aquarist. In 2019, the society was officially recognizer as an international member of C.A.R.E.S.(Conservation, Awareness, Recognition and Responsibility, Encouragement and Education, and Support and Sharing) Preservation Program which is based on the critical and timely significance of conservation, educating the public and bringing awareness as hobbyists to the issues involved, public recognition of members, our responsibilities as fish keepers, member encouragement, sharing of fish and data, and support for those who take part in playing a vital role in ensuring a positive future for species at risk.


Martin Vassallo

Vice President

Martin has been member of the Malta Aquarist Society since 1982, when the club was still situated at Tigne in Sliema.

A couple of years after he was appointed librarian and consequently asked by the late Simon Lungaro Mifsud who was president at the time, to join the committee as a regular member. He was appointed as Secretary of the club way back in 2006 and held that position up until the end of 2019. He is now occupying the position of Vice-President. A position that has been left vacant for many years.

His passion for fish started when his cousin gave him a couple of livebearers and has been keeping fish ever since. Martin has also won the Annual Show’s Aggregate Cup several times along the years.

Besides fishkeeping, he likes fishing, gardening and watching football.

Alfio Bartolo


More information coming soon

Steve Zammit

Committee member

Steve Zammit works as a lift technician and is married with two children. He enjoys visiting local fish stores, meeting new people and reading about fishkeeping. He has been a member of the committee since 2017.

He started the hobby at a very young age keeping goldfish. After several years he had his first community tank with guppies, mollies and swordtails and after a few years, changed the setup to a planted tank. Steve recently started a new experience with a salt water tank.

He is one of the people on whom the club relies on with respect to general maintanance and setting up the stands for the Annual show. He also helps a lot within the club shop during our Monthly meetings.

Laurence Muscat

Committee member

Lawrence is enjoying his retirement having previously worked as a chef in a hotel. He has been a member of the Malta Aquarist Society for the past twenty years and a member within the committee for the last seven years.

His responsibilites within the committee are the tuck shop and general maintenance within the club. Most of his work include the setting up and dismantling of the stands before and after the Annual Show.

Lawrence is a keen enthusiast of big fish and he keeps his fish in big aquaria at home.


Contact info and social media

Facebook Page

Phone :

(+356) 79219741

Email :


Address :

37, St. Paul,
Triq is-Summiena
FGR1843 Il-Fgura

Facebook Group

Monthly table shows and Annual show

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