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Oyster Aquaculture: Past, Present & Hopes for the Future with Minorities in Aquaculture founder, Imani Black
These events are sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.
Light refreshments will be served.
This speaker series is FREE, but registration is preferred.
The seafood industry has rapidly grown over the last few decades, while natural seafood resources have slowly decreased. Imani Black will explore the opportunities presented by aquaculture and farming seafood in a sustainable way.
Imani Black is the founder of Minorities in Aquaculture, which seeks to educate underrepresented demographics about the environmental benefits provided by local and global aquaculture in order to promote a more diverse and inclusive aquaculture industry. MIA bridges the gap between minorities and the sustainable seafood industry by providing training and certification assistance; academic and professional mentorships; paid internships with industry partners; and mini-grants for those beginning careers in one of the multidisciplinary fields of aquaculture.
Imani Black was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and comes from a long line of watermen, dating back to the 19th century. She holds a degree in marine biology from Old Dominion University.