AquaFish has supported more than 500 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in aquaculture, fisheries, aquatic ecology, economics, engineering, and many other disciplines. Some of our students who are or have been supported are featured below.

Elijah Gichana

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Karatina University
  • Major Professor: James Mugo

Elizabeth Obado

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: University of Eldoret
  • Major Professor: Dr. Julius Manyala

Emma Komba

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Tanzania
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture
  • Major Professor: Dr. Sebastian Chenyambuga

Emmanuel Nyamekye

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Ghana
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Major Professor: Dr. Steve Amisah
  • Supported through: 2017
  • Thesis Title: Assessment of Growth Performance and Sex Reversal Efficiency of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Raised Under Nursery Conditions

Enos Were

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Moi University
  • Major Professor: Charles C. Ngugi
  • Supported through: 2002
  • Thesis Title: Comparison of tilapia and Clarias polyculture yields and economic benefits resulting from rice bran, pig finisher pellet, and a pelleted test diet in fertilized ponds
Biography:

Enos Were earned his Bachelors of Science in Fisheries from Moi University in 1997. With the support of Aquaculture CRSP (ACRSP), Enos then went on to earn his Masters of Philosophy in Aquaculture from Moi University in 2002. While working with ACRSP, he learned not only practical aquaculture skills, but theory and the scientific background of practices. Enos is now turning his education into a business as he is the founder and managing director of Jewlet Enterprises. 

Francis Adjei

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Ghana
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Major Professor: Dr. Steve Amisah

George Owiti Osure

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Auburn University
  • Major Professor: Ronald Phelps
  • Supported through: 2003
  • Thesis Title: Evaluating reproductive efficiencies, growth performance, and microsatellite variability of four strains of Nile tilapia with varying domestication histories
  • Supported through: 2017
Biography:

George Owiti Osure first became interested in aquaculture because (in his own words) "aquaculture was the branch of fisheries that had the potential to grow as opposed to capture fisheries, which had stagnated for decades." George pursued that passion first at Moi University, where he earned his Bachelors in Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture and then at Auburn University, where is earned his Masters in Science in Aquaculture with the support of Aquaculture CRSP (ACRSP). He said that work with ACRSP gave him international experience and created a firm foundation for his career, giving him hands-on experience. George claimed that "My AquaFish sutdy was one of my best experiences of my life...It set me on a path of progress and development in my career and life in general." George very recently returned to academia and was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer at Pwani University.

Gidongo Halasi

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Uganda
Degree: PhD
  • Institution: Makerere University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Theodora Hyuha

Gifty Anane-Taabeah Attu

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Ghana
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Virginia Tech University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Supported through: 2012
  • Thesis Title: Harnessing Opportunities and Overcoming Constraints to Widespread Adoption of Cage Aquaculture in Ghana
Degree: PhD
  • Institution: Virginia Tech University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong
Biography:

Gifty earned her Masters degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with AquaFish support in 2012, and is now pursuing a PhD. Her research involved cage aquaculture development in Volta Lake, Ghana. Gifty surveyed and interviewed current farmers, potential adopters of cage farming, and cage farmers that have left the trade, to better understand the main barriers to cage aquaculture. Upon the completion of her Masters, Gifty worked as an assistant lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), her Bachelors’ alma mater. At KNUST, Gifty taught Ichthyology and Taxonomy of Fishes, Fisheries and Aquaculture Economics, and Fish Processing and Marketing, while also serving as an academic advisor.

Godfrey Andawa

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Karatina University
  • Major Professor: James Mugo

Gun Bahadur Gurung

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Sunila Rai

Halasi Gidongo Zech

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Uganda
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Makerere University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Theodora Hyuha

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