Aquaculture North America

Imani Black: Creating opportunities for minorities

March 7, 2022
By Jean Ko Din

In 2020, Imani Black was on a search for role models and fellow colleagues who could share in her experience as a black woman in the aquaculture industry. And so, in the middle of a pandemic, she decided to found her own non-profit organization, Minorities in Aquaculture. In this episode, we explore the importance of diversity and inclusion in the sector, and creating more opportunities to engage with fish farmers of color.



Further reading:

  • Minorities in Aquaculture is a non-profit organization that “educates minority women about the environmental benefits provided by local & global aquaculture in order to promote a more diverse, inclusive aquaculture industry.”
  • Imani Black’s cover story in Aquaculture North America‘s May/June 2021 issue.
  • Imani Black’s first opportunity in aquaculture came from the Oyster Aquaculture Training (OAT) program at Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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