We are not even half way into the first month of the new year and Project Snook is off to an amazing start. Just before New Year’s, Project Snook received some last minute donations that brought the year end figures to a staggering new grand total. Shortly after the ball dropped in the Big Apple, Mote Marine’s Center for Aquaculture Research and Development received a letter from the University of South Florida with very exciting news.
December brings out the generosity in people and Project Snook graciously accepted charitable donations from industry partners. Dick’s Sporting Goods sent their second $5000 donation to back the project. TrueFlies, a new apparel company, showed their appreciation of Mote’s snook research with a $5000 donation as well. These newly acquired funds pushed the grand total to an overwhelming new high.Dr. Kevan Main, Center Director for Mote’s Aquaculture Park, reported this week that their proposal to University of South Florida has been selected to receive a $25,000 matching funds grant. McCabe Productions, Inc. has already fulfilled their portion through Addictive Fishing’s Project Snook contributions and donations. This $25,000 grant from the Florida High Tech Corridor will bring a new high powered microscope to the research facility which has the ability to record their findings in beautiful quality HD format.Addictive Fishing’s Project Snook has reached an amazing goal in a short amount of time - $42,750.00. Remember, Project Snook only got underway in the second quarter of 2010. The project members have a lot to be excited about and look forward to a full year with great enthusiasm in 2011.