SWAAN Foundation stands for ‘South West Aquaculture Advisory Network Foundation’ which started from June 2014, initially with the name of SWAT ‘South West Aquaculture Advisory Team’ but shortly it is known as SWAAN.  USAID-AIN project invited the relevant experts from universities, BFRI, Department of Fisheries (DoF), private sector and I/NGOs in a meeting and discussed about the necessity of forming an aqua-experts platform. Following the meeting, relevant professionals were assembled frequently to create SWAAN Foundation. The first formal general meeting of SWAAN was held on June 2016 before that SWAAN was discussed informally.