AwF and NOVUS International have partnered to provide funding and technical support to help build an Aquaculture Learning Center (ALC) in Marigot, Haiti. This project is managed by Bill Mebane, Superintendent Aquaculture Engineering Division, at the Marine Biological Laboratory, who has been involved in training Haitians to farm fish for 9 years; see MBL’s outreach activities.

This project was originally proposed in November 2010 and was approved for funding shortly afterwards. Bill has been kind enough to provide us with an update on the progress of this project: A Brief History of the Aquaculture Learning Center.

The Aquaculture Learning Center is a model of what collaborative partnerships between various organizations can achieve and we invite other organizations to contact us if they have similar ideas that will help AwF to achieve our mission of helping the rural poor to improve the quality of their lives through sustainable and responsible aquaculture.