I am a scientist working for the Fisheries Research Institute of Mozambique. I have a Masters of Science degree (2001) in Environmental Sciences, awarded from Florida A&M University (USA). My thesis, entitled “Prediciton of shrimp biomass and catch rates through biomass dynamic and recruitment modeling” was completed with the scientific advise of Dr. David Die of CUFER (RSMAS). I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (1996) from the University of Havana (Cuba). Additionally to my present work I am also pursuing a Ph. D. degree studying environmental factors that control shrimp abundance and its catchability. In my overall work experience of 12+ years I have carried out studies on penaeid shrimp ecology, stock assessment and environmental assessment issues. I have been actively involved in providing scientific management advise to Mozambique´s Ministry of Fisheries on shrimp stocks. I have also planned and carried out at least 11 survey cruises for biomass estimation and depletion experiments for demersal fish and penaeid shrimps. I have been exposed to enriching multi-cultural environments from having lived in the USA, Cuba, South Africa, Mozambique and visited other 10 countries in three continents. I am fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and several dialects of Mozambique.
Work Address: Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Pesqueira (Fisheries Research Institute)
P.O. Box 4603