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Hillsborough Community College Aquaculture Club

Welcome to the HCC Aquaculture Page!

The Aquaculture Club at HCC is back after a much too long hiatus.  We've reorganized several items and already have over 20 members around the Brandon Campus at Hillsborough Community College.  We are always looking for more folks who share an interest in water conservation, fish production, community service, etc. to join with us and help to improve our local aquatic and marine environments through responsible stewardship.  Please see our Aquaculture Club Constitution contact our Club President (Gonzalo Moretta, for more information, how to join, or what is expected, etc.


Aquaculture Club's Goals: 

1.  To provide a forum to address the educational needs of all Aquaculture and other students at Hillsborough Community College.

2.  To form a link between national and international students so as to share and exchange cultures and prospective business contacts.

3.  To form a bond that provides both ethical and moral support among students and faculty.

4.  To encourage daily interactions among students and faculty, and thereby providing the tools for developing leadership.

5.  To promote Aquaculture within HCC and the wider community through special activities.




It might surprise you to know that the Aquaculture Club is not new to HCC or the Brandon Campus.  Thanks to the early work of Jaime Guerra, and others the aquaculture club was originally formed as a service organization whose vision included promotion of aquaculture, both food fish and ornamentals, interacting with international communities and fostering student/mentor relationships.  To the credit of the Club founding fathers, this has not changed in 2010 as the Club was again reinstated in the ranks of the HCC Student Government. 

                                                               HCC Aquaculture Club (circa 1997)


2010 Spring

Under new advisement (Dr. Craig Kasper, Aquaculture Program Manager) and new leadership from Robert Sewell (President), Richard Gelok (VP), Adam Dawson (Secretary), Christopher Sutherland (Treasurer) the club quickly achieved membership status, had 20 active members and was again off and running!

We were all busy with the newness of the Club.  Everyone wanted to be involved and we certainly weren't short of ideas.  Robert kept us well represented during SGA meetings and the rest of us tried to keep up with the "assignments" Robert kept giving out.  Actually, we all had a say, but he ended up doing all the talking...JK Robert!

Early on, the Club participated in a day of fishing with children coping with Tourettes.  Everyone worked on community service ideas from various angles and several good projects were adopted, including Adopt a Shoreline and helping out with Relay for Life.   


2010 Summer


More to follow...










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