the past several years I have had a dream to create the
largest reef rehabilitation and study project the world has
However, the biggest hurdle I had to encounter was how I
could possibly fund this dream. Although our industry is
interested in buying some cultured coral the scope of my
dream project goes far beyond what the industry can absorb
so the funding would have to come from outside sources.
The documents and statements found in this section will give
you some of the details of my dream project and how it
unfolded and developed into a learning process that enabled
me to fully comprehend many factors of getting this project
off the ground.
The more questions I was asked the more research I was forced
to pursue to give accurate and comprehensive answers …. A
rewarding and educational experience for sure!
During the process I established and registered a new
non-profit organization called
“Aquaculture Development for the Environment”
(ADE) and the mission statement is included in
this section as well as my dialog between potential funding
It is amazing to think that an industry such as ours, that
receives so much criticism from the outside, can spawn a
program that enables such awareness and education. The
knowledge we have gained in our determination to learn more
throughout the years has proved to be the stepping stone for
our future generations understanding of our reef
environment. We should all be proud of this work and the
accomplishments we were able to achieve thus far.
I hope you enjoy the read as I allow you to peek into what I
like to call my Dream Project.