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.

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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