Leanne Morris Bennet is an aquaculture extension officer with the National Fisheries Authority in Jamaica, currently pursuing a master of science in aquatic biology in Iceland, where her research focuses on oyster farming in Jamaica.
Stacy Ann Gray has spent over 15 years as an aquaculture extension officer at Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, where her achievements include setting up an oyster farm and the country’s first seaweed farm.
Donnie Bunting started out in the dairy industry but decided to farm tilapia to stay ahead of the curve. Now, his family-owned business has expanded and produces tilapia, redclaw crayfish and Malayan prawns.
The case for aquaponics – typically the co-culture of fish and edible plants – as a means to improve food security may be regularly overstated by well-meaning idealists. Yet a range of aquaponics initiatives have proved their worth, as Austin Stankus explains,…
Dr Juli-Anne Royes Russo of Aquaculture Innovations & Solutions Consulting Group believes aquaculture can help revive coastal communities that have been affected by overfishing, in particular in her native Jamaica.