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.

Loeng Nob

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Cambodia
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Royal University of Agriculture

Loise Kinuka Ngusie

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Kenyatta University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Charles Ngugi

Lugano Hezron

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

Luis Arturo Dorantes Lopez

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Mexico
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Universidad Juarez Autonoma de Tabasco
  • Major Professor: Dr. Wilfrido M. Contreras-Sánchez
  • Supported through: 2002
  • Thesis Title: Masculinization of Fry and Embryos of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)
Biography:

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.

Maame Esi Goode

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

Madeline Severance

Status: Current Student
Nationality: USA
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: North Carolina State University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Russell Borski

Manish Devkota

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Nepal
Degree: Bachelor's
  • Institution: Agriculture and Forestry University

Mary Adhiambo Opiyo

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Kenya
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Moi University
  • Major Professor: Charles C. Ngugi
  • Supported through: 2010
  • Thesis Title: Influence of stocking density and tank background color on the growth performance and survival of Nile tilapia fry (Oreochromis niloticus)
  • Supported through: 2017
Biography:

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. 

Masud Rana

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Kaniz Fatema

Md. Al Amin Hossain

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Khulna University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Anisul Huq

Md. Faridujjaman

Status: Alumni
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Kaniz Fatema
  • Supported through: 2016
  • Thesis Title: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Plankton Community in Relation to Water Quality Parameters in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)– Carp (Rui, Labeo rohita and Catla, Catla catla) Polyculture by Reducing Feeding Regimes in Grow-Out Ponds

Md. Jakir Hossain

Status: Current Student
Nationality: Bangladesh
Degree: Master's
  • Institution: Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Major Professor: Dr. Kaniz Fatema

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