Aquaculture Ambassadors a Big Hit at Hampton Bay Days

The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors. L to R: Valin Booker, George Wenn. ©Jen Armstrong/VASG

The Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors. L to R: Valin Booker, George Wenn. ©Jen Armstrong/VASG

By Julia Robins, Staff Writer

Early in September, the 32nd annual Hampton Bay Days festival attracted an estimated 200,000 people seeking to learn more about the Chesapeake Bay. Among the weekend’s popular attractions was a booth operated on Saturday by the Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture Ambassadors (SFAAs).

“We could hardly set up and break down our tents without a visitor inquiring about our display,” says George Wenn, a Hampton University senior and SFAA.

All day long, children ran to the SFAA booth to look at the many tanks containing eels, cobia, and black sea bass, among others. People of all ages lined up from start to finish of the day to hear about sustainable seafood and bay species.

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