Local organization highlights history of minorities in Aquaculture

DELMARVA – In light of Black History Month, a local organization is looking to expose those unfamiliar to the contributions African Americans have made on the water.

Minorities in Aquaculture is hosting it’s virtual Chesapeake Excellence: Black History Edition event. 

Founder Imani Black says African Americans have had a big contribution to the evolution of commercial fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, but much of it has gone undocumented.

She adds that as minorities are unrepresented in the industry, she hopes the event well help bring awareness and inspire other future water lovers to come. “I just realized that it was super important to kind of put that history at the forefront just with our engagement with minorities so that people can really feel safe enough to come into the industry,” Black said.

“So it’s really showing that this isn’t a new industry we’re stepping into. Minorities in Aquaculture is actually bringing people back home into an industry that was really apart of our livelihood.”

That event is Thursday, February 17th at 7p.m.

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