Welcome to World Aquaculture
World Aquaculture's mission, Regrowing the Worlds Resources through global development of community-based, self-sustainable aquaculture facilities, advancing the World's Fin Fish "Protein" supply. Your donations will help.
Our oceans are being devasted by over fishing. World hunger and Childhood Protein-Energy Malnutrition(PEM), are globally the most important risk factor for illness and death, with hundreds of millions of pregnant women and young children affected. Child mortality rates indicate that malnutrition was the underlying or contributing cause of death in roughly 55% of 1- to 4-year olds; yet, with adequate land-based aquaculture facilities, these rates can be reduced to less than 5%
World Aquaculture has launched an appeal to globally build, self-sustainable aquaculture facilities, the "Blue Revolution," and the battle against the "silent emergency," Protein-Energy Malnutrition(PEM), with self-sustainable aquaculture development. As a partner, YOU with our social entrepreneurs can make a difference, Regrowing the Worlds Resources Advancing Nutrition, Medicine, Protein fighting World Hunger, Malnutrition promoting education, fighting disease and poverty.
World Aquaculture educational and scientific support for global development, started with acquiring Southeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Products, Inc. (the Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Aquaculture) in 1999 and developed with the Urban Aquaculture Development Center into a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. New England Aquaculture permitted "Class 3 Aquaculture Permit # 019.00L3C" aqua-farm to produce Talipa and Trout in MA. NEAC intends to create a commercial aquaculture industrial park for production of fish and fish products, aquaculture research in association with University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Northeast Regional Aquaculture Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Rhode Island, Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science.
WAF programs, are to support and advance the use of self-sustainable aquaculture and aqua cultural techniques to improve the quality and quantity of the World's fin fish supply for nutritional protein. WAF, will accomplish this through promotion of marine research, development, implementation and awareness in the United States and the World. World Aquaculture Fund is promoting the investigation and utilization of aqua cultural animals, vegetation and mineral sources in pharmacology, biotechnology, medical research and development to fight and cure disease.
Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM) is by far the most lethal form of malnutrition. Children are its most visible victims. Malnutrition, “the silent emergency,” is an accomplice in at least half of the 10.9 million child deaths each year. These young lives are prematurely – and needlessly – lost. Mortality rates of 30% are not uncommon; yet, with adequate management, these rates can be reduced to less than 5% and restore to health the severely malnourished child.
WAF through public, corporate, institutional donations, and partnerships will support this “Blue Revolution” and will build land based aqua farms in poverty stricken areas of the United States and around the world, to be owned by a locals, cooperative, train and educate their local people to operate these facilities to provide fish protein to the area children and young adults to help take the strain of our oceans natural resources, which are currently being devastated and end childhood protein-energy malnutrition (PEM).
WA will provide on going technical support to these facilities. WA will build educational programs, literature, training, and train teaches to provide these programs to the local school systems to educate young people about nutrition, aquaculture, and the environment.
Our philosophy is rooted in the following principles espoused by our founders. These principles govern our national agenda as well as the development of our local sites in Dighton, Massachusetts and sites around the World.
We honor and respect the biological heritage of each region of the World.
We commit ourselves to conserving and restoring the oceans, and the biological communities, which are dependent on them.
We encourage land-based aquaculture through naturalistic planning in public, private, urban, and suburban facilities.
We use native fin fish with regionally appropriate facilities to integrate for human consumption into the natural world in a responsible and respectful manner.
We recognize that the health and well being of human communities is directly related to the health of the oceans, which sustains human life.
World Aquaculture Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations made in support of the Fund, including membership dues, are tax deductible.
Our vision for the future is a pro-poor approach inclusive and encompasses building productive land-based aquaculture facilities to supply food/protein to poor people and employ poor people and will be owned by poor people. The prime concern of WA with this intervention is building these sites to provide long-term financial viability and to eradicate childhood Protein-Energy Malnutrition and to preserve and restore the natural biological richness of the Oceans' of North America and the World by inspiring people to love and care about our oceans, our resources and the environment. We want people to think differently about the world around them. We want people to understand the role of sustainable aquaculture in a healthy ecosystem, to value the bounty, beauty and health of the oceans in the natural landscape that defines their heritage, and to take action to protect, conserve, and restore the oceans of North America and the World. We invite you to make a donation to our Mission. On these pages, we share information about our projects, our programs, and more, as well as the research that endow our mission. Learn more to advance our mission advancing childhood nutrition, medicine, and the environment by enhancing the world's protein supply with our Frequently Asked Questions section.
Preventing Protein-Energy Malnutrition(PEM) in children remains ineffective in many parts of the world, today. Child mortality rates indicate that malnutrition was the underlying or contributing cause of death in roughly 55% of 1- to 4-year old; yet, with adequate land-based aquaculture facilities, these rates can be reduced to less than 5%.
Leave your legacy, make your donation today, to World Aquaculture who's mission is to advance the world's "protein" supply, by constructing land-based fish farms to feed the world's population; decrease Childhood Protein-Energy Malnutrition; and develop new medicines from the natural chemicals in fish and marine plants to cure infectious diseases by becoming a partner YOU can make a difference.
To become a partner annual dues are Donations of $100
- WAF Friends' Circle ($2,500)
- WAF Associates Circle ($5,000)
- WAF Benefactors' Circle ($10,000)
- WAF President's Circle ($25,000)
- WAF Chairman's Circle ($100,000)
- WAF Trustees' Circle ($1,000,000)
- WAF Endowment Trust Circle ($10,000,000-$100,000,000)
To discuss planned gifts and other giving opportunities please contact World Aquaculture Fund's Executive Director, 210 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Joining World Aquaculture, at any level, helps us, create a better world, fight childhood malnutrition, reduces the world's dependence on the oceans "protein" supply and allows YOU participate in saving the world's children while staying informed about these critically important issues that affect us all.
World Aquaculture.org is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Membership contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Ways to Invest:
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Securities
- Gifts of Property
- Planned Gifts
- Gifts of Living Trusts
- Special communications and updates on these critical issues
- Invitations to select events
- Recognition in World Aquaculture Fund Annual Report
- Chairmen, Trustee, & Endowment Circle members can be on the Chairman's Advisory Committee
Contact us in Newport, Rhode Island, for more information on our mission to regrowing the worlds resources building aquaculture facilities to advance nutrition, medicine, and the environment by enhancing the world's protein supply.