My wife and I went camping last summer in the Green Mountains where we visited a fish hatchery just outside of Bennington, VT. I’d never been to a hatchery before. There were several ponds that cascaded down the side of a gentle slope and fish at various stages could be found corralled in these small reservoirs. Birds are the biggest danger to the fish, so they’ve set up netting to prevent the long legged varieties from enjoying an all-they-could eat buffet. The place was sort of peaceful and I thought what a good use for a small parcel of land.
I came across a YouTube video recently where a humanitarian project built a tilapia farm for an orphanage in Honduras. In the video you can see some netting above the ponds . . . I’m curious what other lessons were learned to make this a successful enterprise. The logistics aside, I thought the video conveyed a great spirit of selfless service and it’s heartening to see time spent in the logistics that benefit the underprivileged.
Here is a short, yet great video about an 18-year old who has been involved in, among other things, a fish farm for orphans in Honduras. Check it out!