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					                     AQUACULTURE & FISHERIES CRSP
                        MATCHMAKING (12.27.06)

                OTHER RESEARCHERS

If you would like to be listed here, please send an informational email to with the subject line: “RFP matchmaking.” Your email will be
uploaded as written to the matchmaking service. Attachments will not be uploaded,
neither will CVs. Messages must be shorter than 300 words. If you wish to be dropped
from this service, please send an email to the above address. Changes to the service will
be posted fortnightly.

At present no Lead Universities have asked to be listed in the service. Lead US
Universities looking for partners are encouraged to use this service.

Individuals and institutions are listed by broad geographic region and not by area of
interest or expertise. If you are interested in contacting someone, please do so
independently of the CRSP Management Office at Oregon State University.

Disclaimer: This service is supplied for your convenience. By being mentioned in the
service, this does not guarantee any commitment on the part of OSU or USAID to match
you with a Lead or other collaborators.

Eligible US Lead Universities
At present no Lead Universities have asked to be listed in the Service.



We, in Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC
AQD) in Tigbauan, Iloilo, the Philippines, would like to be considered as partners for any lead PI
in the new PDA/CRSP Program. SEAFDEC AQD is an International Research Institution that
deals mainly on Aquaculture and Fisheries. Through scientific research, we have developed
technologies for breeding, seed production, nursery and grow-out cultures in ponds and cages of
many fish species that include marine species (milkfish, rabbitfish, Asian sea bass, groupers,
mangrove red snapper), freshwater species (tilapia, carps, native catfish, freshwater shrimp),
crustaceans (tiger prawn, white shrimp, mud crab), molluscs (abalone, top shells, mussels,
oysters, kapiz shells) and seaweeds. A very strong multi-disciplinary team of scientists with
expertise in breeding, hatchery, fish nutrition, fish health and socio-economics support all the
research activities of the Department. The Department also has programs on stock
enhancement, coastal resource management, aquatic ecology, and recently on aquaculture
biotechnology. Within the Department, we have a Training Division that takes care of the
dissemination of the developed technologies through regular training courses, production of
brochures and manuals, and other forms of information materials that can be used by the fish
farmers and interested individuals.
For more information about SEAFDEC AQD, please visit our website at
Interested PI may contact Dr. Felix G. Ayson at or

Dear sir
I am Dr.M.Muralidhar, Senior Scientist in Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai,
Recently I was selected for International Norman Borlaug Fellowship and undergone training at
Dept. of Fisheries & Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University under the guidance of Dr.C.E.Boyd
and Dr.D.B.Rouse.
My Institute is interested to collaborate in the field of Soil and water quality management
research, Environmental issues and impact studies, carrying capacity assessment of source
water bodies in brackishwater (shrimp/finfish) aquaculculture.
with regards
Moturi Muralidhar
Senior Scientist
Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture
75, Santhome high Road, Chennai
E.mail :

Firstly, I should like to introduce myself. I am working in
the Department of Aquaculture at the Bogor Agricultural
University (IPB), Indonesia. I have recently received your
e-mail address and a forward pre-RFP notice of CRSP project
from Dr. Bambang Purwoko (, a staff member
of IPB who has first obtained the information from
SANREM-INFO@LISTSERV.VT.EDU as e-mail attached below.
As CRSP project is on Aquaculture, our departement was very
interested in and should like to take this opportunity to join
CRSP Research Collaboration 2007-2009. However, we don’t have
any detail information of the project. Therefore, if you could
give us information including how to link the CRSP project, I
should be most grateful.
We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance.
Yours Sincerely,
Dedi Jusadi, Ph.D.
Head of Department of Aquaculture
Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Bogor 16680, Indonesia
Tel. 62-251-421039
Fax 62-251-622941

Murali Krishna <>
Can,I submit the proposals for the Aquaculture Collaborative Research Support Programme
Looking forward to hear from you
With regards
SAVALLA Murali Krishna
Research Scholar
Department of Zoology
Osmania University

"Dr. Stan Swerdloff" <>
I read with interest your Pre-RFP Release Notification for the Aquaculture CRSP, relative to a
program which is currently underway in the Philippines. Our company, Louis Berger Group
International, is the contractor for the USAID-funded Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM)
Program. GEM 1 operated from 1996-2002, followed by GEM 2 (2003-2007). GEM 1&2 have
focused on macro-economic and infrastructure development, but have also included aquaculture
development and fisheries sustainability components (which I have been managing). There will
be a 5-year GEM 3 commencing next year, and I believe Louis Berger Group will include
continued aquaculture and fisheries activities in its proposal.
Our current aquaculture focus is on development of high-value mariculture in Western Mindanao
(including the Sulu Archipelago) with China as the target market. While our primary objective is
economic development in this impoverished area, a second objective is reducing fishing pressure
on the coastal resources which have been depleted by a combination of overfishing, explosives,
and poisons. Our program has already trained close to one thousand island fishermen in grouper
and abalone growout techniques, but we recognize that natural stocks cannot support the
growout efforts. Thus, we are working closely with the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic
Resources and the TawiTawi Provincial Government to establish a multi-species hatchery in
TawiTawi for the production of groupers and abalone. The hatchery should be operating in mid-
2007, and is the first of a network of hatcheries to be established throughout the Philippines. This
is a novel approach in the Philippines, which has a well-developed "traditional" aquaculture
industry producing tilapia, milkfish, and prawns, but lags behind Taiwan and China in high-value
The hatchery technology we are adopting has been developed by the SouthEast Asian Fisheries
Development Center (Philippines) and the Gondol Institute of Mariculture (Indonesia), but is
limited to only three grouper species and one tropical abalone species. There is obviously a need
to develop hatchery technology for numerous other finfish and shellfish which command a high
price in the Asian markets (and whose natural stocks are being depleted throughout the tropics).
A great deal of work remains to be done on larval feeds and growout feeds, disease detection
and prevention, optimal growout systems, processing and product forms, pharmaceutical
derivatives, polyculture systems, and environmental impact mitigation.
It would seem that a fruitful collaborative partnership could be developed between Oregon State's
CRSP and the GEM 3 Program. We have good working relationships with the pertinent
Philippine government agencies and leading local universities, and I'm sure they would be
interested in joining an integrated aquaculture project. I would appreciate your reaction to the
concept presented herein, and perhaps put us in touch with one of the eligible US universities
that might be interested.
I'll look forward to hearing from you.
Stanley N. Swerdloff
Sr. Fisheries/Aquaculture Advisor
GEM Program

Imad Saoud <>
First of all I would like to congratulate you on the CRSP grant that OSU just got awarded. I am
writing to introduce myself and sort of get involved in some of the CRSP research projects if
possible. My name is Imad Patrick Saoud. I used to work at Auburn University. I am now
assistant professor of aquatic science and aquaculture at the American University of Beirut in
Lebanon. My CV is in the link to my web page below. I have experience working in sub-saharan
Africa as well as the middle east and the USA. I have also done some work in Mexico. I do not
know how the CRSP projects are going to be distributed but I would gladly collaborate with
anybody wanting to do research in the area. I have labs and space available here for research
and workshops if necessary. Please keep me in mind and if possible add me to your mailing list
when RFPs are sent out. I would also like to submit a proposal when the time comes.
Thanks and best regards.
Imad Patrick Saoud, PhD
Aquaculture and Aquatic Science
Dept. of Biology
American University of Beirut, Bliss St., Beirut, Lebanon

From IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade) e-mail, I came to know that
you have awarded US$ 8.9 million research grant to do research on poverty alleviation through
aquaculture in developing countries. As a developing country (Bangladesh) research, I am highly
interested to do collaborative research project with you if you wish to work in Bangladesh.
I would like to introduce myself with you that I am a teacher and researcher, have been working in
the Department of Fisheries Management, Bangladesh Agricultural University, since 1996. Since
2001 after completion PhD from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK I have been
doing research on ‘Socio-economic aspects of aquatic resource development’ and ‘rural
aquaculture’. I attached herewith my CV for your kind information.
If you need help, assistance or collaborative partner in Bangladesh please let me know so that I
can help you. Also if you are going to provide small research projects to the researchers from
developing countries, please let me know so that I can apply proper way.
 Yours Sincerely
Dr Nesar Ahmed (PhD,Stirling, UK)
Associate Professor
Department of Fisheries Management
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh
Fax: 880-91-55810
Telephone: 880-1716-093440

"Alyne Delaney" <>
Anne Shriver recently forwarded information on your fisheries and aquaculture CRSP to me. I
have worked for some time with IFReDI—the Inland fisheries Research and Development
Institute, a part of the Cambodian Fisheries Administration (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and
Fisheries)—and I know they are interested in your program.
They don’t know, however, researchers in the US who could serve as a lead institution. Though I
am American, I am currently based in Denmark and only have research associate status with a
US institution. Would you be able to provide some suggestions of potential partners for IFReDI.
Thank you very much,
Alyne E. Delaney, Ph.D.
Editor, The Commons Digest
Institute for Fisheries Management and Coastal Community Development
North Sea Centre
Postboks 104
9850 Hirtshals
TEL +45 98 94 2855
FAX +45 98 94 4268

To whom it may concern:
I am still living / working in Indonesia and would be interested collaborative work on the CRSP.
 My fisheries background is varied and I also have an interest in modeling as a tool to look at
larger picture policy questions.
My resume and publications are available on my web site (see below).
regards, Richard
   Richard G. Dudley
    Bogor, Indonesia / Portland, Oregon, USA
    please reply to <>

I also got a call a couple of months ago from an Albert Santoli who
works for an NGO called the Asia America Initiative (AAI). AAI is doing some community level
and fisheries work on Mindanao in the Philippines. A local university
that has a school of fisheries is involved in that activity. Albert
thinks a link with some US universities would greatly benefit the
activity. He can be reached at 202-232-7020 or


tunde emmanuel <>
I am a lecturer in the Department of Marine
Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka,Lagos,Nigeria,
West Africa.I have been recieving your Aquanews since
2005 and it geared me up to want to be among your
researchers for ACRSP.I will want to know how to go
about it.I specialized in fishing gear design and
construction;fisheries management.
  A copy of my Cv is attached for clarification.I will
be grateful to hear from you soon.
 Yours sincerely,
Babatunde Emmanuel.

This is a follow-up response to Ann's further email to IIFET members that
I wish to explore the possibility of a linkage with my Institution
( The linkage will provide Rural Communities with the
opportunities for fisheries and aquaculture development for food security
and poverty alleviation as well as economic growth through aquaculture
I would wish to us this venue to invite you to visit my Institution to
meet with staff members that will form the Consortium for the
collaboration in Research and training under this linkage.
I thank you very much for your kind consideration.
Stella Williams, Ph.D.
Department of Agricultural Economics.
Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, osun State
PS: I have a very good relationship with the Public Affairs Section of teh
US Embassy in Nigeria both in the office in Lagos as well as in Abuja

Imad Saoud <>
First of all I would like to congratulate you on the CRSP grant that OSU just got awarded. I am
writing to introduce myself and sort of get involved in some of the CRSP research projects if
possible. My name is Imad Patrick Saoud. I used to work at Auburn University. I am now
assistant professor of aquatic science and aquaculture at the American University of Beirut in
Lebanon. My CV is in the link to my web page below. I have experience working in sub-saharan
Africa as well as the middle east and the USA. I have also done some work in Mexico. I do not
know how the CRSP projects are going to be distributed but I would gladly collaborate with
anybody wanting to do research in the area. I have labs and space available here for research
and workshops if necessary. Please keep me in mind and if possible add me to your mailing list
when RFPs are sent out. I would also like to submit a proposal when the time comes.
Thanks and best regards.
Imad Patrick Saoud, PhD
Aquaculture and Aquatic Science
Dept. of Biology
American University of Beirut, Bliss St., Beirut, Lebanon

Thank you very much for responding to my request. The easiest for us to
do will be, firstly, to bear in mind the NEPAD Action Plan when
evaluating proposals which target Africa. The aim being that whatever
CRSP is going to do in African countries will be of relevance to the
African vision of Aquaculture Development; and hence CRSP's work will
add value to the NEPAD Goals. Secondly, wherever possible, encourage
researchers to share their findings with other African institution
through the NEPAD framework (my office). This will help us to
disseminate technologies as quickly as possible, to those who might need
them. I have attached some aquaculture research/training institutions
for your reference. Under the joint NEPAD FISH and Science & Technology,
we are setting up Aquatic Biodiversity Nodes, which are also critical
for aquaculture research and dissemination.

Please note that NEPAD does not wish to create parallel institutions,
but rather ensure that current processes (including CRSP) are visible
and valuable to the African science agenda.
Best regards,
Sloans K. Chimatiro, PhD
Senior Fisheries Advisor to NEPAD
NEPAD Secretariat
Development Bank of Southern Africa Offices
1258 Lever Road
Headway Hill
P.O. Box 1234, Halfway House
Midrand 1685
South Africa
Tel. +27 11 313 3824
Fax. +27 11 313 3450
Mobile: +27 83 380 8512

I am a Tanzanian woman, i work with Tanzania Fisheries Research institute as a Research officer
on aquaculture Department. I would like to receive further information on the aquaculture and
fisheries collaborative research support program and the upcoming RFP for grant.
my contacts are as follows:
Gloria Yona,
TAFIRI Dar es salaam Centre,
P.O. Box 9750,
Dar es salaam
Phone: +255 755 264150
I thank you in advance

Latin America and the Caribbean

Hello, my name is Giovana Patricia Tang, I am Peruvian, I have just seen your web page, and I
am very interested in the projects in the Amazon. I have a bachellor's degree in aquaculture from
the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal, in Lima. I am now studying here in Taiwan ROC, to
get my master's degree in aquaculture, came here by an ICDF scholarship from the government
of Taiwan. I have traveled to many parts of the coast and sierra of Peru, and always wanted to
return with a great experience and new techniques in aquaculture to implement them in
communities that don't know about the aquaculture developments now a days.
I would like to know if I can participate or become a constant member in your projects related to
aquaculture, not only in my home country, but in any part of the world were I can just give a hand
with things I may know, or I am now learning.
I know that maybe I may not be an expert, but i have the entusiasm to go and help with your
project missions. There are lots of new concerns about aquaculture and the environment, and I
know that the Amazon is a good starting point to create good environmental aquaculture.
Well, maybe I am getting too deep into this matter, but I am just very delighted to know that there
are people that dedicate their lives to not only help, but to teach far away communities what can
be of great help to them, in the means of environment, aquaculture, social, and even economical
Giovana Patricia Tang.
Aquaculture Master Student
National Taiwan Ocean University
Taiwan ROC.
Ms. Giovana Patricia Tang
Department of Aquaculture
National Taiwan Ocean University

I wonder you have been able to establish whether Chile might be eligible to participating in your
recently approved US-AID grant.
As I mentioned to you this is an area in which we are most interested in and would like to know
where we might stand as country in this regard.
I look forward to your comments.
Best regards,

I am writing on behalf of the National Aquaculture Association of Guyana (NAAG), a Partner in
the USAID Guyana Trade and Investment and Support (GTIS) Project, implemented by CARANA
Corporation. Together we are working on an initiative to support the growth of the aquaculture
industry as a source of export income. Already, we have been in touch with Harry Rae to discuss
the potential for leveraging CRSP funding. Last year, I spoke to Mr. Bridger about working with
the previous CRSP. We are currently looking for more information on how to proceed, as well as
identify a University willing to work with us to submit a proposal for a CRSP activity covering the
following areas:
+Improving the efficiency of aquaculture systems in Guyana
+Assistance in the areas of fish nutrition and feed technology
+Assistance in fingerling production and the use of supermale technologies
+Looking at the potential to improve the nutrition of indigenous peoples by increasing their protein
supply. There is an interest in assistance related to feeds, stocking rates and cage construction
for Freshwater Pacu
+Assistance in environmental, economic, and social impact analysis.
We hope with CRSP assistance the emerging aquaculture sector will be able to access new
markets, expand exports and opportunities for income generation and improve food security.
If you are aware of any Universities interested in working with us please let me know. If you have
any ideas of Universities to approach, please provide me with appropriate contact information.
Best Regards,
Brett Johnson
Trade and Investment Economist
CARANA Corporation
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203
Office: 703-243-1700
Direct: 703-778-3217
Fax: 703-243-0471
Skype: brett_carana <>

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USA, Canada, and Elsewhere

I am contacting you on behalf of 'Aquaculture without Frontiers'. I would like to receive further
information on the Aquaculture & Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program and the
upcoming RFP for grants.
Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) is an independent non-profit organization that
promotes and supports responsible and sustainable aquaculture and the alleviation of
poverty by improving livelihoods in developing countries. Formed in 2004, AwF is
registered as a charity in the UK and as a non-profit organization in the USA.
AwF is currently engaged in a major fund raising effort to pursue new projects in developing
countries. One of our important concerns is to insure that these projects are sustainable and
meet acceptable environmental, social and economic standards. Much of this information is
gathered in advance of the projects and requires significant analysis of sites and possible
impacts. In addition, once the projects are developed, ongoing monitoring and adaptive
management is needed to insure sustainability. Resources to support the evaluation and
development of these projects would be very important and useful to AwF and the recipient
These projects would have matching money available for their development and the applied
research of the type mentioned above. Additional resources from the Aquaculture & Fisheries
Collaborative Research Support Program would improve the viability of these projects, help to
anticipate and document impacts (environmental, social, and economic), and establish best
practices to support future projects.
AwF has Board members that are affiliated with major US Universities and I would expect the
grant applications to come from one of those institutions.
In you opinion, do the goals and needs of our program match the goals and objectives of the
Aquaculture & Fisheries Collaborative Research Support Program?
Any information or suggestions that you might have would be greatly appreciated. Any additional
ideas for partnerships with you and/or other programs would also be appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration.
Senator Dan Swecker
Washington State Aquaculture Coordinator
Sec/Tres. - Washington Fish Growers Assn.
WFGA Office:
10420 173rd Ave. SW
Rochester, WA 98579

 "Celikkol, Barbaros" <>
We have a very active open ocean aquaculture program here at the University of New
Hampshire. We have recently started working with the American Soybean Association helping
them with mooring design and feeders for their work off China. We also hope to improve their
cage design and farming practices. I would like to start a dialog with you, which might help us
partner with the appropriate groups including Universities at the host countries. We are interested
in working offshore, raising fish in 100 cubic meter cages. These cages would stock fish at high
densities, e.g. 60 kg per cubic meter, and we would pick fish types which could be harvested in
less than 12 months. If you know of another group who has already developed relations with a
US AID host country and is interested in open ocean fish farming, we could partner with them
since it seems we may not be able to build relationships in a short time.
We would be very happy to meet you either here or in Oregon if you feel we could contribute to
the program.

The International Instititute of Fisheries Economics & Trade is an
international organization whose goal is to improve the application of
economic analysis to fisheries and aquaculture problems all over the
world, and to provide a forum for interaction on these issues. We hold
international conferences every two years covering aquaculture economics
in developing and developed countries. We would be interested in working
with a Lead institution to provide opportunities to developing country
economists to interact with their peers by participating in our biennial
conferences. We would be happy to work with a Lead institution in
developing and strengthening the aquaculture economics agendas at our
conferences. Please contact Executive Director, and visit for further information on IIFET.

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