regon State University Graduate Assistant Xena Cummings left the CRSP offices on June fifteenth to complete her thesis for her graduate degree in Electrical Engineering and to start the search for a career in her field, and the absence of her presence and abilities is poignantly felt around the office. This 25-year-old Guam native le
Jose Falck, postdoctoral researcher with Upton Hatchs Marketing and Economic Analysis Research Project at Auburn University, has moved on to a position at the International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR), where he will be evaluating the economic benefits of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) projects.
Welcome to new Research Associate Htin Aung Kyaw, who has joined the CRSP Thailand Project at the Asian Institute of Technology. Kyaw is an alumnus of AIT from Myanmar. He received his masters degree under the supervision of Amrit Bart in 1999 with a thesis entitled: "An evaluation of existing freshwater fish seed production in Yangon Division of Myanmar." He is now working with Bart on a part-time basis to gain additional training in research methodology and fish culture techniques which he hopes to bring back to his home country.
Marcos De Jesus has left Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the PD/A CRSP and is now employed by the Florida Department of Natural Resources. William Camargo replaces De Jesus as the project coordinator for the Peru Project, and he comes from an extensive background in marine studies. A native of Colombia, Camargo obtained his bachelors degree from Florida Institute of Technology, and a masters in aquaculture from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands. He is currently near completion of
CRSP researcher Claude Boyd, Auburn University, presented water quality monitoring data from the CRSP Honduras Project at workshops in Choluteca, Honduras, and Managua, Nicaragua. The workshops were funded by USDA Hurricane Mitch Recovery Funds, but nearly all of the data discussed were collected under the CRSP Honduras Project. Workshops were held 5 to 12 February in Honduras and 26 February to 6 March in Nicaragua.
CRSP Philippines Project personnel Remedios Bolivar and Eddie Jimenez served as resource persons on a recently concluded Training on Tilapia Production and Hatchery Management at the Freshwater Aquaculture Center, Central Luzon State University, Philippines from 17 to 19 April 2001. The presentation was on tilapia production in ponds. The training was attended by six participants (two females and four males) from the private sector.
Amrit Bart, CRSP researcher on the Thailand Project, gave a keynote address at the International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Fisheries and Marine Sciences entitled "The use of novel techniques such as ultrasound to deliver compounds of various size and density into fish for mass marking, drug delivery and cryopreservation." The conference was held in Tamil Nadu, South India, from 2 to 4 February 2001.
Two graduate students working with CRSP researcher Carole Engle gave talks at the Annual Research Forum 2001 at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
Monestime, D., I. Neira, and C. Engle, 2001. Tilapia marketing in Nicaragua: A descriptive analysis of open-air fish markets. Annual Research Forum 2001, UAPB.
Neira, I. and C. Engle, 2001. Markets for tilapia in Nicaragua: A descriptive analysis of restaurant markets. Annual Research Forum 2001, UAPB.
Congratulations to Taworn Thunjai and Oscar Zelaya, recent graduate students of CRSP researcher Claude Boyd, who have both been accepted into the Ph.D. program at Auburn University. Thunjai will continue to work on the CRSP soil data.