In 2011 President Bill Clinton’s foundation, the William J. Clinton Foundation, connected ICOF with the Caribbean Harvest Foundation. Skip and Shore travelled to Haiti to meet Dr. Valentin Abe, Caribbean Harvest’s founder where they visited Lake Azeui and learned about Caribbean Harvest’s Tilapia Fish Farming program. Skip and Shore returned to Duxbury inspired to support Dr. Abe and his commitment to providing sustainable aquaculture in one of the most impoverished places in the world.Island Creek Oysters Foundation will provide 40 families per year with Tilapia Fish Farming Kits and related supplies. The annual income of the 40 families who receive ICOF Tilapia Fish Farming kits (each year), can rise from an average of $300 per year to nearly $3,000 per year. These kits and related supplies also provide a year round source of protein for their families and a reliable income.
Since 2011, ICOF has improved the lives of over 1,000 people in rural Haiti through increased fish production.
Watch this TIME Video to meet Dr. Abe and learn more about Tilapia Fish Farming in Haiti: