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.
- 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.
- Jennifer Woodland: Indigenous aquaculture is beyond stewardship
- Briana Warner: Taking the lead in economic development