AQUACULTURE without Frontiers (AwF), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty through fish farming, appointed new board members this week.
At a meeting during the annual Seafood Expo North America in Boston on March 7, AwF decided to expand its board with three new members, Albert GJ Tacon, Polly Legendre and Michael D Lee.
Executive director Roy Palmer (pictured) said: ‘All three new board members bring new skills and experience to AwF at an important time.’
The board also acknowledged the efforts of John Forster who was not seeking re-election but agreed to stay engaged with the organisation by being one of the leaders of the new Technical Advisory Group.
And the board thanked John Cooksey for his efforts in being treasurer/secretary since inception and who had resigned due to an increased workload and been replaced by Dave Conley.
Agreement was reached to meet on a quarterly basis so there could be more consistent involvement of the board.
Palmer added: ‘The AwF board learned that through the new arrangements with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) we have been invited to submit a full application proposal for the 2016 Farmer-to-Farmer Small Grants competition following the approval of the concept paper.
‘We have held meetings in Washington DC recently establishing contact with many charity and NGO organisations, ensuring that we build on collaborations through our arrangements with the Volunteers Economic Growth Alliance.’