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Mote scientist participates in White House “Champion of Change” forum

On Monday, Dec. 5, Dr. Kevan Main, Senior Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota County, Florida, was invited to participate in a panel titled “Energy and the Environment” at the White House’s House Champions of Change Reunion.

The Champions of Change program allows the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

On Friday, Oct. 7, the White House recognized 12 people from across the country as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.” One of those Champions was Main, who serves as Director of the 200-acre Mote Aquaculture Research Park. Main is Past President and a current member of the World Aquaculture Society, and she has led Mote’s aquaculture research efforts since 2001, guiding the development of Mote’s inland, re-circulating aquaculture systems that raise fish while recycling 100%of the salt water and using fish wastes to fertilize salt-loving plants.

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