GLOBAL AQUACULTURE CONSULTANTS (GAC)
Development/Evaluation/Training
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Toronto, Ontario
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PARTIAL ASSIGNMENTS
CIDA Fisheries
Specialist






































UNDP Mission
Team Leader
































FAO Consultant









WHO Consultant











WHO Advisor


















AFC Consultant









































C.G.C.O.
Advisor









Consultant
Rothsay
Recycles








Consultant
AQUAT Fish
Farm





University
Consultant
Provided fisheries services to CIDA’s
Bangladesh program as member of 4-
person project monitoring mission which
reviewed the progress of the second
phase of the Northeast Development       
Project (NERP), an integrated water
management project.
Evaluated the feasibility, operation and
potential of the Kashimpur vertical-slot
type fispass and emphasized the
importance of a  coordinated monitoring
program with women involvement and
how to improve the sampling facilities.
Also, highlighted the adverse effects of
dredging on the aquatic environment,
stressed the need for proper water
sampling that should include biological,
physiochemical parameters, data
collection on fishing efforts and fish
catch and stressed the importance of
exploring the possibility of  practicing fish
culture as an integrated activity by
involving  women and the youth. Had
been very instrumental in solving
management problems.                          
Report:  Fisheries Specialist’s Report,
Annex G3, p.22.
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Provided technical analysis on fisheries
related issues after NERAP response to
the Monitoring Mission Report and
Interim Report Fishpass Pilot Project,
Bangladesh.
Report: Review and Technical Analysis of
the Fishpass Interim Report with special
emphasis on fisheries related issues, p.
3.                                                 
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Headed a 4-men Evaluation Mission
Team for the UNDP/FAO/Belgium Survival
Fund: Rural Fish Farming Project ($ 2
million) with women-in-development in
Western Kenya on Lake Victoria at
Kissumu.
Undertaken intensive field visits and
appraisal of technical and administrative
reports. Technically and economically
evaluated integrated fish farming with
enhancement of women. Examined in
details the management and operation
systems, training of extension services
personnel and fish farmers, construction
and rehabilitation of fingerling production
centers, efficiency of pond construction
and hatchery systems, production costs,
and credit scheme and imp rest
account. As the project suffered delays
in key personnel, the Implementing
Agency could not operate without
further donor’s assistance and the
integrated fish farming component in
Kakamega proved successful in
improving the living conditions of rural
farmers, the team recommended the
extension of the project for a third phase.
Report:   Report of the Evaluation Mission
(Terminal In-Depth), Development of
Small-scale Fish Farming in the Lake Basin,
Phase 11, KEN/86/027A/01/ 12, p. 55 + 5
Annexes.
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Prepared a Draft report on the
Introduction and Transplantation of
Cultivable Fish Species into Africa for  the
CIFA Working Party on Introduced
Species through visits to selected
countries: Kenya, Malawi, Zambia,
Swaziland, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory
Coast, and Gambia.
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Evaluated the WHO supported large-
scale field trial in Burao, Somalia and re-
identified the species of Tilapia used as a
biological control agent to be referred to
as
Oreochromis  spilurus and not Tilapia  
zillii.
Report: WHO Assignment Report,
National Anti-malaria Service, Somalia.
EM/MAL/188, EM/VBC/36, EM/SOM/
Mpd/001.
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Contributed significantly in the Informal
Consultation on the Use of Fish for
Mosquito Control, UNDP/World
Bank/WHO Special Programme for
Research and Training in Tropical
Diseases, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Reported on “Field Trials on Combined
Use of Lrvivorous and Herbivorous Fish to
Control Mosquito Larvae” at the Sixth
Meeting: Scientific Working Group on
Biological Control of Vectors,
UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special
Programme for Research and Training in
Tropical Diseases, TVR/BCV/SWG.82/ WP
13, Geneva, Switzerland.
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Evaluated the Metz closed-loop, large-
scale, intensive (500/t/y) fish farm system
with respect to its commercial
implementation in Saudi Arabia,
Mannheim, Germany, and
recommended its adoption provided
the  details of the production plan was
provided by the expert of Metz
Company.
Report: Evaluation of the Metz Intensive
Fish Farming System with Respect to
Basic Requirements for Fish Survival and
Production of 500 tons/yr. of Tilapia.
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Evaluated a large-scale, commercial
(400 t/y) mariculture project of seabass,
D.  Labrax, in Jorf, Sidi Maklouf
Commission, Southern Tunisia.
Reviewed the project documents and
examined  the technical and
administrative activities of the project.
The project indicated successful
development of broodstocks, sound
techniques for induced breeding and
thorough manipulation of photoperiod
and temperature, hatching and rearing
techniques, 1st fattening stage in
concrete tanks and 2nd fattening stage
in floating  cages, and proper harvesting
and chilling procedures of seabass
before export to European markets in 10
kg containers. Based on these findings,
advised the Arab Fisheries Company
(AFC),  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to invest in
this successful mariculture commercial
project.
Report:  Evaluation of the seabass, D.
labrax, mariculture project, Southern
Tunisia, p.25.
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Based on previous two papers (Why
Aquaculture? and A Model of Possible
Aquaculture Intensification in Guyana),
advised and urged the Government of
Guyana to adopt "A National Fisheries
and Aquaculture Development Plan" at
the meeting attended by the Prime
Minister of Guyana, Howard Johnson
Hotel Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
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Advised the Managers of Rothsay
Recycles in Toronto to utilize the well-
treated heated waste water from the
animal offal recycle plant and the water
from the nearby thermal springs for
commercial aquaculture of tilapia.
Report: A Preliminary Report to Rothsay
Recycles: Possibility of Commercial
Culture of tilapia,
Oreochromis  niloticus.  
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Identified the problems and promoted
the operation of super intensive, closed
recirculating intensive tilapia farm,
AQUAT, Modern System Establishment  
Farm for Fish Farms, HAKA Company, Al-
Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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Assisted Al-Neelain University (2003-2006)
in establishing the School of Fisheries
Sciences within the Faculty of
Agricultural Technology as its first Director
and supervised the graduation of the first
batch in 2006, Khartoum, Sudan.
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