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August 5, 2015

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Florida— The Bill and Betty More Living Memorial Fund



In December 2014, Shrimp News ran a news report about Bill and Betty More retiring from the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA).  On August 4, 2015, GAA posted a long article on the More’s careers to its web-based newsletter that focused on their early lives and the Bill and Betty More Living Memorial Fund.  Here are some excerpts from that report:


The husband-and-wife team of Bill and Betty More may not be widely known throughout the global seafood industry, but their work in aquaculture has earned them admiration and respect in many parts of the world where seafood is produced.  Not only do the Mores possess vast knowledge and experience gained over a half-century, they constantly bring laughter to their friends and colleagues with a unique brand of witty banter that will be impossible to replicate.


Bill More, director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) program, is widely recognized as a pioneer in shrimp farming, spending his entire adult life working in an industry that produces the majority of the United States’ most popular seafood product—shrimp  His wife of 54 years has been with him every step of the way.


The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) has launched the Bill and Betty More Living Memorial Fund to honor all of the invaluable contributions the pair has made during their distinguished careers.  SIRF is now in the process of raising a minimum of $50,000 necessary to establish a permanent fund in their names.


The Mores, who will remain valuable consultants for GAA beginning in 2016, leave a powerful and lasting legacy in aquaculture and in seafood.  But their work is not done.  Betty More has plans to write a book on the history of fish farming.


“The one thing I can say about life with Bill is that it was never boring,” said Betty.  “I don’t remember ever having a challenge that we couldn’t handle.”


Information: To make a donation to the Bill and Betty More Living Memorial Fund, or for more information about SIRF, contact or


Source: The Global Aquaculture Alliance Webpage.  Newsroom: The Lasting Legacy of Bill and Betty More. Steven Hedlund, Communications Manager (phone 1-207-831-0196, email  August 4, 2015.

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