I am thankful for the support provided to FISH for HOPE by the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) in recent years. This relationship has provided valuable exposure and funding for my work in DR Congo.
Again this year, at our annual Seafarmers Conference in Halifax, the association has graciously provided a speaking slot in the busy agenda where I can update our members on what's happening in DRC, and promote ongoing humanitarian efforts through aquaculture.
I love being part of the aquaculture community. It's grassroots, it's farming, it's food production,...it's challenging on many levels. In my opinion, the work in Africa and the AANS support of it is another example of our sector's commitment to responsible aquaculture. Members of this sector are not purely inward looking, but are part of a network of aquatic producers that endeavor to make sound decisions for local and global benefit.