“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime” (Proverb). In many impoverished countries, poor diets and insufficient protein can cause a variety of health and learning problems and is a major factor in perpetuating poverty. Haiti, in particular, is struggling due to lakes that have been depleted by generations of fishermen, so Operation Blessing’s Fish Farm and Hatchery was created. This aquaculture project provides a source of nutritious food, educates Haitians about fish farming, generates jobs and develops new industries such as ornamental fish.
From re-population of over-fished lakes to our ornamental fish hatchery, Operation Blessing’s aquaculture program helps the hurting in Haiti by:
Creating jobs through Operation Blessing’s Fish Farm & Hatchery. Hard-working Haitians are able to learn new skills and support their families while learning aquaculture practices with Operation Blessing.
Working with the Haitian Department of Agriculture and others to rebuild lakes and reservoirs left empty of tilapia after years of fishing. This not only adds to the fish population, but also creates income for local fishermen, allowing them to feed and care for their families.
Educating children with the use of ornamental tropical fish such as Platys, Fourami and Tiger Barbs. Classroom aquariums serve as teacher’s aids for exploring science in action.