Our MissionGive a man a fish he eats for one day. Train a man to raise fish and grow vegetables and the whole community eats for a lifetime.
Who We Are
Motivated by faith
We serve the needy as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. Our faith is at the heart of all we do. Our staff, our volunteers and our interns, all are committed to a shared faith and a common understanding of how that faith is lived out day-to-day.
We are located on 10 acres in Dade City, Florida, 25 miles north east of Tampa. Our main hatchery and training facility has over 110,000 gallons of tank space, wet labs and classrooms. We also have 30,000 gallons of enclosed exterior tanks as well as a fully integrated "model" solar and wind powered aquaponics systems.
Serve your fellow man
Students of all ages and backgrounds are coming to our Training and Research Center and are encouraged to serve their fellow man and learn the value and importance of self-sustainability. Their studies include: working with various, appropriate technologies; breeding; feeding; managing waste; maximizing growth; gardening; weeding; and general maintenance.
A well-equipped dormitory, having 5 separate dorm rooms, 2 full baths, a dining room and a full kitchen houses 10 students, able to stay on an extended visit in order to enjoy our longer educational options.
Church and Faith - Get your Church or small group involved "What does God expect of us?" morningstarfishermen.org/get-involved/church-faith
Corporate Work - Raise your profile as a caring global citizen. Partner with Morningstar and send a clear message of corporate social responsibility to your customers, shareholder, and employees. Your company can raise its profile and make a difference for children and families in need worldwide.. morningstarfishermen.org/get-involved/corporate-workplace
Internships - Colleges involved in our Internship Program include: Hillsborough Community College; Pasco/Hernando Community College & Saint Leo University. morningstarfishermen.org/get-involved/internship
Take a Class - Classes for everyone! See how they benefit you!
Aquaponics Training - The aquaponics courses held at the training center will teach students all of the basic skills and knowledge necessary to successfully breed and grow Tilapia and culture plants and vegetables "aquaponically" on a practical, self sustaining, "back yard" scale, as well as larger commercial scale. morningstarfishermen.org/our-work/aquaponics-training
International Work - It is mission of Morning Starr Fishermen-Nicaragua to teach people how to provide for themselves in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner through aquaponics. morningstarfishermen.org/our-work/international-work
Sustainable Living - We must find systems of living based on sustainability.
Consulting - From our training facility in Dade City Florida Morning Star has trained students from 35 states all across the US. morningstarfishermen.org/our-work/u-s-work
Meet the Morning Star Fisherman Staff - morningstarfishermen.org/about-us/careers