Multiple Practical Fishkeeping award winner Tri-Mar Aquaria & Reptiles has been sold, reports Bob Mehen.
The famous Cornish fishkeeping institution had been on the market since mid-2015 after long term owner Monty Ray decided to retire, but finding the right person to take over such a well known store and continue its 50-year legacy has taken time.
The new owner is local businessman Andrew Gill, who picked up the reins earlier this week. While Andrew has plenty of experience in the business world, it's his son Aaron who is the fish fanatic and had already been working at Tri-Mar under the previous owner. He will now step up to become store manager.
The current staff will be staying on and plans are already afoot to increase the range of rarer and more unusual fish species, with cichlids being a particular passion of Aaron's.
Andrew and Aaron are both determined to challenge once more for the PFK retailer of the year award which Tri-Mar won for four consecutive years from 2009 to 2012 while at the same time building on the store's nationwide reputation for quality livestock at competitive prices.
A new website is already under construction which is hoped will further extend the reach of a store well known nationally for its mail-order sales of fish and other livestock.
Tri-Mar is located at Unit 16b, Pool Industrial Estate, Druids Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3RH.