Bill Mebane will give a talk in Laube Auditorium Thursday, discussing his work with the Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative he directs in Haiti. He is a researcher based out of Woods Hole, MA. The lecture will last about 45 minutes and is open to the public..
Mebane is the originator and director of the Sustainable Aquaculture Initiative as well as the Superintendent of the MBL’s Marine Resources Aquaculture Engineering Division. He has been actively involved in the field of aquaculture for over 25 years. His first visit to Haiti in 2000 introduced him to the problems of rural mountain fish ponds; he has been working to develop and implement low-resource tilapia production techniques in Haiti ever since. At the other end of the spectrum, Bill is additionally involved in developing sophisticated laboratory based life support systems for zebrafish and xenopus culture.