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Reinventing the Devil Fish in Mexico

Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell went to Tabasco, Mexico, in 2014 on a Fulbright research grant to study small-scale fish farming in rural communities. During the fellowship, he learned about an invasive fish species and began developing ideas for turning this problem fish into an economic boon for the region. The devil fish, also known as armored catfish, now accounts for approximately 70 percent of freshwater fisheries in Mexico. Mitchell, co-founder and CEO of Acarí Fish, will tell the story of how he worked to change public perception of the devil fish and describe the work he does now to help Mexican fishing cooperatives launch their own small-scale production facilities.

Mike Mitchell standing in front of La Casa De el Diablito with 3 other people in masks
Mike Mitchell
Event Information
When Mon, October 22, 2018 00:00:00 Thursday, Nov 1, 2018 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Tickets You can purchase tickets online for this lecture. You will need to select the option from the menu, correct time, and date on the following pages. Seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students attending for free can also reserve seats online.
(562) 590-3100
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