Upcoming lecture – Implementing low resource fish farming methods in Haiti: progress, pitfalls and the future?
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William Mebane of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA will be giving a guest lecture titled Implementing Low Resource Fish Farming Methods in Haiti: Progress, Pitfalls and the Future? about the Aquaculture Learning Center (ALC) in Marigot, Haiti. This AwF funded project, in collaboration with Novus International and others, has been reported previously in January 2012, July 2011 and February 2011.
The lecture, to be given on April 19, 2012 at the Coastal Institute Auditorium, Kingston, RI, is being hosted by the Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science, College of the Environment and Life Sciences and the Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program.
The vision of a school-based Aquaculture Learning Center (ALC) in Marigot, Haiti is becoming a reality thanks to hundreds of Haitian labor hours, the dedicated faculty at the Henri Christophe High School, and the financial help of the global charity, Aquaculture without Frontiers, Novus International, and others. This lecture describes the challenges, opportunities, joys and sorrows of developing community-based integrated aquaculture in a nation that has a rich culture but has faced so much political and environmental misery.