NOAA Aquaculture Program Hires Juarez as Deputy Manager
We are happy to announce that Lorenzo Juarez will join NOAA's
as Deputy Manager in September 2010. Mr. Juarez will provide the
management of the program office.
commercial marine aquaculture and research since 1983, Mr. Juarez has
experience in the husbandry, management, and policy aspects of
has worked for several large shrimp aquaculture companies, most
recently as general
manager of an international shrimp breeding company based in Florida. Mr.
Juarez also served as President of
the World Aquaculture Society from 2008 to 2009. He has taught courses in
aquaculture at the Florida Keys
Community College in Key West,
Florida and at the Universidad Marista
in Yucatan, Mexico.
He is the author of three book chapters, 15 peer-reviewed articles, and
conference presentations publications in trade magazines. Mr.
has a B.S. from Monterrey Technical Institute, Mexico
and a Masters of Aquaculture from Auburn University.
O'Brien to Take on International Coordination
O'Brien has been the NOAA Aquaculture Program Coordinator since joining the
Program in 2006. Over the next several
months, he will transition from his current role to assume responsibilities as
the Program's first International Coordinator.
As a much needed complement to the Program's domestic activities, Mr.
O'Brien will manage a broad portfolio related to international marine
aquaculture management and research activities including working with
international partners to exchange information and develop guidelines on
sustainable marine aquaculture practices, coordinating exchanges between
scientists in the U.S. and abroad, and taking part in the oversight of
international treaty obligations. He will work closely with the NOAA Office of International
Affairs, the U.S. State Department, other federal agencies, and foreign counterparts to support NOAA's
international interests related to marine aquaculture. A fishery biologist by training, Mr. O'Brien worked
for two years as an aquaculture extension agent as a Peace Corps volunteer in
Cameroon, West Africa prior to joining NOAA in 2000. Mr. O'Brien has an M.S. in Marine Estuarine
and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland.
Fredieu Named New Program and Management Analyst
Brian Fredieu, who has been working with the NOAA Aquaculture Program as a President Management Fellow since 2008, has joined us full time as our new Program and Management Analyst. Mr. Fredieu works on policy and regulatory initiatives as well as coordinating
long-term strategic planning and budget activities. During Mr. Fredieu's fellowship, he served on
developmental assignments with the National Sea Grant Law Center and
NOAA General Counsel for Fisheries. Additionally, during the course of
his legal education, he clerked with the Department of Justice
Environmental Defense Section and NOAA General Counsel for Enforcement
and Litigation. Mr. Fredieu holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from
the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX), earned his law degree (J.D.) with Vermont
Law School, and he is admitted to practice with the Maryland Bar.
Registration Open for IMTA Workshop in Port Angeles, September 14-15
The Pacific Aquaculture Caucus is organizing the first-ever U.S.
workshop to explore Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture on September
14-15, 2010, at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. The
workshop is limited to the first 150 registrants. The fee for the
workshop is $25. For more information and to register, click here.
Aquaculture America Deadline for Abstract Submission Extended to September 30
The abstract submission deadline for the World Aquaculture Society's Aquaculture America 2011 conference has been extended to September 30. For more information, click here.
39th UJNR Meeting Set for October 24-30 in Japan
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the
Japanese National Research Institute of Aquaculture have been working
together since 1971 to enhance the development of freshwater and marine
aquaculture. From October 24-30, the US-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture (UNJR) will host its 39th meeting and symposium in Kagoshima, Japan. The primary focus for this
meeting will be to discuss the vision each nation has for aquaculture
development in the future and discover where there are common themes. For more information concerning the
symposium and field trip, contact Dr. Michael Rust at NOAA's Northwest Fishery Science Center.