The Aquaculture Communications Group (ACG) launched the “Aquaculture Industry Voices” project about three months ago. The response to the project has been overwhelmingly positive, the group said in a press release, citing the following examples from the many comments they say they have received:
“…. fascinated at the concept. Being semi-retired, after a lifetime of development in aquaculture, with hopefully lots more to do, I am more interested in the additional possibilities of tapping the potential of this group of “elders” to try to direct the course of aquaculture’s future.”
“…. I’m delighted these interviews are now on the web.”
“…. It’s hard to believe that this is free, thanks ACG!”
In order to secure the project´s success, it still need financial support. \"Although we really appreciate all the positive feedback, it will not pay the costs incurred to undertake the project\". founding partner, Tor-Eddie Fossbakk said.
\"We are not the only ones that think it is important to capture and pass along the knowledge, experience and insight of the aquaculture industry pioneers. Intrafish recently published an article, Are all your best people about to die?, by Rachel Mutter, who estimated that 80 percent of the “leading forces in the aquaculture sector are over 40 years old and that may as many as half the 80 percent is over 60.”
This means that the industry is, or will be, going through a generational transition, and although a younger generation may bring new ideas, it is still important to preserve the pioneers´ knowledge and experience. There is much to be learned from their collective history.
If you agree with ACG, they ask that you show your support by making a financial contribution to this project by using this link.
ACG also encourages you to tell them about people that you would like to see interviewed. Send their name, e-mail address and phone number, and why you think this person(s) should be interviewed using this link.