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Aquaculture Without Frontiers has appointed Antonio Garza de Yta as capacity building director, with a specific role to manage an Aquaculture Learning Centre at the International Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer for Aquaculture. His appointment comes on the heels of the AWF signing an agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica Del Mar De Tamaulipas Bicentenario in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.

 “We recognised the very important role that Antonio played in establishing the agreement and the high regard in which he is held. We note that Antonio has also just become the President of the Capítulo Latino Americano y del  Caribe de la Sociedad Mundial de Acuacultura, so we are grateful to have him in our team,” said Roy Palmer, AWF’s executive director.

 Additionally, three aquaculture specialists have been engaged through the AWF’s Farmer to Farmer program, which is managed at the University of Arizona by professor Kevin Fitzsimmons, former World Aquaculture Society and AWF president. The specialists will primarily be engaged in strategic planning for a project on Virginia oysters, which will be located in La Pesca, a small town where Hurricane Ingrid recently hit.


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