Eat fish for one night; help feed the world fish for the future

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Eat fish for one night; help feed the world fish for the future

Category : Updates

Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) is excited to announce the start of its Global Schools & Students Network in Australia and specifically wants to thank Steve Harrison, the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre (HVTTC) and all of the students.

The students have started a project to raise the awareness of AwF and its work and this will culminate in a fund-raising dinner to be held at the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre on 22 October 2014 in Huonville, very much at the heart of Tasmanian aquaculture. The theme chosen by the students is “Eat Fish for one night; help feed the world fish for the future.”

Tasmanian aquaculture training

Tasmanian aquaculture training

Steve Harrison said “The outcomes of the project will be to raise awareness in the Huon Valley community of the aim and work of AwF and to raise funds to support AwF projects and raise awareness in the Huon Valley community of the benefits of sustainable aquaculture. The project will provide opportunities for HVTTC Aquaculture students to engage in a global project and provide HVTTC Commercial Cookery students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in the preparation of seafood dishes. It is a win-win for us all.”

The dinner will be catered by Certificate III Commercial Cookery students from HVTTC. The dinner will specifically feature Tasmanian aquaculture produce. Well-known local chefs will work with cookery students in the weeks prior to the dinner to coach and train them in the preparation of signature dishes. At the dinner aquaculture students will provide a presentation on the role of AwF and conduct fund-raising activities. Opportunities will be available at the dinner for aquaculture companies to promote their products.

AwF Executive Director, Roy Palmer, said “This idea came from engagement with Marine Science Magnet H.S., Groton, CT, USA, who raised funds for AwF last year. We are continuing to develop the concept to engage schools and students so this is an excellent initiative for us to kick things off in Australia. We are very grateful to all concerned and look forward to engaging with local Tasmanian aquaculture operators regarding the possibilities of working with AwF through our various programs.”

Roy added “Children suffer most from malnutrition. Their mothers also suffer greatly and this affects the child before birth. There are two basic types of malnutrition. The first is lack of protein – protein provides energy. The second type of malnutrition is micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency. Helping through aquaculture creates opportunity for both to be solved.”

Anyone interested in being involved in this Tasmanian event in any way is invited to contact Steve via email or via phone through the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre at +61 3 6264 0888.

Anyone interested in the Global Schools & Students Network should contact Roy via email at