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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.
Luis Arturo Dorantes López studied the masculinization of fly and embryos of Nile tilapia for his Bachelor's at the University of Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco under the support of Aquaculture CRSP. He is currently working with government programs to support tilapia and shrimp aquaculture producers in Tabasco, Mexico.
Mary Adhiambo Opiyo earned her Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Moi University in 2007. In 2010, Mary earned her Masters of Science in Aquaculture, with the support of AquaFish, from Moi University. Mary claims that her time at university, while funded by AquaFish, shaped her career; Mary said "...the discussions with supervisors and the mentorship I received has enabled me to be competent in my career..." Mary is now a Research Officer with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and most enjoys working at hatcheries watching the transformation and growth of fish. In her current position, Mary mentors other recent graduates to help them develop and retain their interest in aquaculture.