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First NameLast NameEmail addressInstitution / Company
Academia, NGO, Government or Industry?
City (and State)CountryJob title / Position
Research / area of expertise interests / bio
Why are you an underrepresented voice in aquaculture?
Twitter handle (optional)
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TiffanyStephenstiffany@seagrovekelp.comSeagrove Kelp Co. IndustryKetchikan, AlaskaUnited States
Chief Scientist & Research Director
Seaweeds, invertebratesWoman lead @ecophyte
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LionelDabbadiecourriers.listes@gmail.comFAOUnited NationsAbu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer
AquacultureI don't know... :-)@dabbadie
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PhoebeRacinepracine@bren.ucsb.eduUCSBAcademiaSanta Barbara, CAUSPhD Candidate
Seafood markets, diversification of seafood species, seaweed nutrient remediation, pollution markets
Blackfeet-Irish Californian@phoeberacine
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TeresaMorrissey
morrissey.teresa@gmail.com
IFA Aquaculture IndustryClareIrelandAAquaculture Executive
Irish Aquaculture needs all the representation it can get
@TeresaM_86
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KyanaDipanandar.dipananda@uva.nlUniversity of AmsterdamAcademiaAmsterdamThe NetherlandsPhD Student
Small scale fisheries, human-ocean relationship, women fisheries, food culture
I am an Indonesian (relatively young, under 30) woman studying marine social issues (in Global North countries). Back in my country, I often feel alone and isolated because this field is a male-dominated world where most of the researchers studying the natural sciences of aquaculture/fisheries.
@kyanadipananda
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MeganMunkacsymmunkacsy@umces.edu
University of Maryland center for environmental science
AcademiaCentreville, MDUSA
Sea Grant Fellow, Masters Student
Former shellfish farmer and restoration specialist working to apply decision science methods to evaluate policy alternatives for aquaculture siting conflicts.
I am a queer woman@megmunkacsy
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Olek (Alexander)Kaminskia.m.kaminski@stir.ac.uk
Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling & WorldFish
AcademiaJohannesburg (originally)South Africa
PhD student, University of Stirling
African aquaculture, inclusive development and food security
I don't think I am underrepresented per se, maybe still finding a voice
@OlekKaminski
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Skylar Bayersbayer@rwu.eduRoger Williams UniversityAcademiaBristol, RIUSA
Assistant Professor of Biology
bivalve reproduction & fertilization, nutrient extraction, eDNA applications
While not as underrepresented as lot of other groups, I am a woman, albeit identifying as cis, heterosexual and am white.
@drsrbayer
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Sariqa Wagleys.wagley@exeter.ac.ukUniversity of ExeterAcademiaExeter, DevonUnited KingdomResearch fellow
I work on Vibrio species that cause gastroenteritis from when people eat raw/undercooked seafood. I am currently working on bacterial dormancy in Vibrio species and how it might affect the aquaculture industry.
I am a Early (ish) Career Researcher and i drive my own research but i havnt been able to get a lectureship position or fellowship position to prove myindependance. I am a British Asian female from a underprivilaged background.
@sariqawagley
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KIRANR Ckiran.rc25@gmail.comAquacultAquacultureManjeshwarIndiaAquaculture technicianShrimp farming
I never got support from goverment nir public to achieve big
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JessicaGephartjgephart@american.eduAmerican UniversityAcademiaWashington, DCUnited StatesAssistant ProfessorSeafood tradeFemale@jagephart
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LilianElekwachi
Lilian.Elekwachi001@umb.edu
University of Massachusetts Boston
AcademiaBostonUnited StatesPhD Student
catfish farming, fish smoking, Nigeria production
I am a female catfish farmer from Nigeria working on my PhD
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FriederikeZieglerfriederike.ziegler@ri.se
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
AcademiaGothenburgSwedenSenior scientist
Characterisation of seafood supply chain sustainability
I’m from a non- academic family that changed country when I was a child, so 1st gen immigrant. Female in a very male- dominated research field. Married to other first gen immigrant from low-income/developing country. But probably more reasons why I am NOT underrepresented!
@SevillaZiegler
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MuliaNurhasanm.nurhasan@cgiar.orgCIFOR
not for profit reserach institute
BogorIndonesiaScientistFood and environment nexus
i am underrepresented voice in fisheries, because most who speaks in this field are men, and I view fisheries from human consumption perspective, which is a marginal point of view (often boxed with food and nutrition people and not fisheries).
@ailumulia
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DonnaLanzetta
donna@mannafishfarms.com
Manna Fish Farms IndustryHampton Bays NYUsaCeoAquaculture
As a female potential ocean farmer passionately advancing aquaculture industry development in the United States, I am one of the under represented voices of women in aquaculture, as well as one of the underrepresented voices of ocean farmers in the U.S.
DonnaLanzetta1
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JenniferBushmanjbushmanmv@gmail.comRoute to MarketIndustrySan Francisco, CAU.S.A.
Strategic Dev. Consultant
Please reference at www.jenniferbushman.com
Please reference my work within the sustainable aquaculture industry including SXSW
@JBCOOKS
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MalinJonellmalin.jonell@su.se
Stockholm Resilience Centre, Beijer Institute
AcademiaStockholmSwedenResearcher
Aquaculture, Food systems, Market based governance
Woman@MalinJonell
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MariaDariasmaria.darias@ird.fr
French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
AcademiaMontpellierFranceScientist
Fish physiology and nutrition, nutrition-sensitive aquaculture, sustainable aquaculture in the Global South
Woman in a male-dominant research domain
@MJDarias
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Carlos Rafael
Rojas-Garcia
rocarlo@protonmail.comShrimp Farming SustainabiltyConsultancyTexcocoMéxicoSenior ScientistAquacultureI am discrinated due to age
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GeoffreyMuldoon
geoffrey.muldoon@wwfus.org
WWF USNGOTownsville, QueenslandAustralia
Asia-Pacific Lead, Fisheries in Transition & Markets
Aquaculture Improvement Project opportunities
I don't think I am but I'm interested in supporting and assisting those who could be classified as underrepresented
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CECILEBRUGEREcecilebrugere@gmail.comSoulfish Research & Consultancy
private sector - consultancy
YORKUnited Kingdom
Independent consultant / freelancer
Socio-economics of aquaculture, gender, policy
1. I am a WOMAN, 2. I am an ECONOMIST in the aquaculture profession, 3. I am an INDEPENDENT EXPERT
@SoulfishRnC
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GayathriLokugeGayathri@cepa.lkCentre for Poverty Analysis
Independent Think Tank
Colombo Sri LankaSenior Researcher
Gender and Fisheries, Labour in fisheries
I don't get to know the opportunities to speak that often
Hiroshani
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GretchenGrebegretchengrebe@gmail.comMarine Biological LaboratoryAcademiaWoods HoleUnited States
Project Coordinator for Tropical Seaweed Research Project/ Postdoc
Gretchen Grebe is passionate about working with businesses and communities to develop sustainable ecological aquaculture. She is the Project Coordinator for the Marine Biological Laboratory's Tropical Seaweed Farm Project in which researchers from 15 institutions are working together to develop scalable tropical seaweed aquaculture for the tropical U.S. and Caribbean. Prior to joining the tropical seaweed project, Grebe was a conducting her dissertation research which explored the rise in kelp farms in Maine and opportunities for improved farm siting and management. Grebe also has experience as a watershed scientist for Lotic Hydrological in Colorado and the feed program director for a marine non-profit organization in B.C.S, Mexico. In the latter role, she collaborated with fishing communities to develop small businesses based in marine aquaculture and recapture of fisheries waste. A new venture specialist, Grebe has also supported the launch of multiple education programs and start-ups.
I am a young woman working in aquaculture. My expertise is in seaweed aquaculture which is still a very small industry outside of Asia.
@gretchengrebe
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CelesteLerouxceleste@virgilgroup.comVirgil GroupIndustryWashington DCUnited StatesPresident and CEO
Environmental/oceans policy and seafood trade/supply chains.
I am a former government official-turned startup founder working in both consulting and blue tech. I have been able to work on domestic aquaculture both as a researcher (king crabs in Alaska) and at the federal/White House level. While in government, I developed a regulation requiring traceability of certain domestic US aquaculture species and an online reporting system. My company recently explored roadbloacks to advancing US aquaculture, and I am eager to stay engaged in the field.
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PeterAdamePeterA@Lusamerica.com
Lusamerica Foods & Monterey Bay Seafood
NGO from 2015-2020. 2020-present he's now Sustainability Manager for seafood wholesaler
Monterey, CAUnited States
Communications & Sustainability manager
Peter's background is in mass communications and brand promotions, but he joined the Motnerey Bay Aquarium's division of Conservation & Science in 2015 and spent several years managing outreach for their Seafood Watch program that encourages people to make better seafood choices for a healthy ocean. While at Seafood Watch, he also worked closely with the Global Seafood Ratings Alliance, a coalition of the planet's leading seafood rating organizations. He's now the Communications and Sustainability Manager at Lusamerica Foods, a major seafood wholesaler on the West Coast.
One of Peter's key messages while managing outreach communications at Seafood Watch was highlighting how the aquaculture industry is improving and how it can be very sustainable when done correctly, and how aquaculture is a necessary means to satisfy the world's growing global demand for seafood. He reached hundred of thousands of people through Seafood Watch's social media channels, e-newsletters and in-person at an array of events including Tortuga Music Festival in Florida, Lightning in a Bottle music festival in California, the Baja Culinary Festival in Mexico, World Ocean Festival in New York and sustainability events at Facebook, LinkedIn and Intuit. He's also been a guest speaker for the Culinary Institute of America, the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, The Feed Podcast and several California State Universities. He also project managed updates of the iconic Seafood Watch consumer guides and World Oceans Day/National Seafood Month campaigns engaging chefs and restaurants across the nation to highlight sustainable dishes.

Here is an example of a video he conceptualized and project managed while at Seafood Watch, title "The Changing Face of Aquaculture": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1FMnYvxn4

Now, Peter is influencing the industry from the inside out in his new role. Here is an article that came out recently on how the company he works for, Lusamerica, is now distributing domestic, land-based, green-rated sustainable salmon to over 200 grocery stores across the West Coast. This story was covered in Intrafish, Undercurrent News, SEVENSEAS Media and SeafoodNews.com. https://lusamerica.com/domestic-green-rated-salmon-making-its-way-to-west-coast-grocery-stores/
@petieopolis
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AlexandraLeeperalexandral@matis.isMatís ohf and NMBU, Norwayand govermentReykjavikIceland
PhD candidate and Principle Investigator
Alternative proteins, gut microbiome, fish behaviour, 100% utilisation, circular economy
In my department in Iceland, I am the only woman, and when I visit farms I am the only woman, I would not say that I am under-represented persay on a international setting, but that I would like to be in a position to facilitate more women entering this field to make it more diverse and inclusive.
@MotherOfFishes
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SahirAdvaniadvani.sahir@gmail.comUniversity of British ColumbiaAcademiaVancouverCanada
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Small-scale fisheries, value chains, oyster aquaculture, fish as food, commoditization
I'm a researcher from the Global South (India) studying perceptions of mass oyster mortality events in British Columbia, Canada. I believe solutions to address food security come from the ground-up, particularly the redirecting of seafood and equitable benefits to local communities rather than global luxury markets.
@AdvaniSahir
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XavierTezzoxtezzo@gmail.comWageningen UniversityAcademiaBrusselsBelgium
Researcher/PhD Candidate
Agricultural and Food Science, Freshwater systems, Social Science, and Development aid
My research focuses on freshwater 'systems' broadly which has important implications. First, I put the emphasis on the bulk of production that has been typically overlooked (export bias -> mariculture). Second, I try to understand aquaculture as an actual transformation of natural production systems (capture fisheries -> continuum)
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