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It’s a Small Pond After All


Wilfrido Contreras-Sánchez and Eunice Pérez Sánchez renew an old acquaintance during a break from IIFET 2000 in Corvallis, Oregon.
Have you ever run into an old friend or professor from long ago in an unlikely location? Well, that’s just what happened to Eunice Pérez Sánchez when she visited Oregon State University to attend the tenth biennial conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET 2000). Pérez was among four host country scholars sponsored by the PD/A CRSP to attend IIFET 2000. At a dinner for the CRSP-sponsored conference participants she ran into one of her professors from the Universidad Juárez Autónoma Tabasco (UJAT) in Mexico—Wilfrido Contreras-Sánchez, a CRSP researcher investigating reproduction control. The two had worked together in Contreras’ lab at UJAT beginning in 1995. After working in the lab over several years, Pérez continued on to do her bachelor’s thesis on the induction of reproduction with gars (Atractosteus tropicus) and collaborated in a research program for integrated rural development at UJAT. Currently, Pérez is in the process of completing her Ph.D., "Coastal aquaculture and resources management in Mecoacan estuary, Tabasco, Mexico," at the University of Stirling, Scotland. After completing her doctorate, she plans to return to Mexico to develop integrated aquaculture projects for the coastal zone of Tabasco. Contreras is wrapping up his Ph.D., "Mechanisms of sex inversion in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)," at Oregon State University and plans to return to his professorship at UJAT in November.fish


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