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Dr. Emmanuel Tetteh-Doku Mensah is a Research Scientist at the CSIR-Water Research Institute’s Aquaculture Research and Development Centre, stationed at Akosombo, Ghana. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography and Fisheries at the University of Ghana in 2005, Master’s degree in Fisheries Science in 2009 at the same university. His PhD in Aquaculture and Environment was obtained from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2018.

He has 15 years’ experience in aquaculture related activities as well as lake fisheries and climate change issues. His research focuses mainly on pond and cage production management, breeding and hatchery management of the Nile tilapia and spawning of the African catfish, fish catch assessment and fish-climate model activities.

He is also a lecturer at the CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. He has supervises both post-graduate students in the college and undergraduate students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, the University of Renewable Natural Resources and the University for Development Studies, Tamale in their thesis and dissertations. He has also been involved in the curricular design and trainings for fish farmer groups, Fisheries Extension Officers, entrepreneurs and individuals.

He has participated in both local and international projects among which is the Technology Transfer of the Nile tilapia strain for cage culture adoption in Ghana (CSIR-TDTC/COTVET Sponsored project); Western Regional Coastal Foundation Aquaculture Intervention Program on training and production of catfish in the Western region of Ghana, funded by DAI GH. LTD., DFID and UKAID; Effects of climate change on Lake Volta resources (VOLTRES Project), a collaborative research with Aarhus University, Denmark, funded by DANIDA.

Currently, he is among a team of research experts in the following projects:

  • Improving nutrition in Africa by strengthening the diversity, sustainability, resilience and connectivity of food systems (HealthyFoodAfrica), funded by European Union. It is a collaborative research involving The Natural Resources Institute (Luke) of Finland as the lead institution together with 17-institution partner consortium from 11 countries (Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia — from Africa, and Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal — from Europe).
  • Accelerating aquaculture development in Ghana through sustainable Nile Tilapia seed production and dissemination (TiSeed project), funded by The Netherlands – CGIAR research programme. This project is led by the International Food Policy Research Institute with other institutions namely: CSIR-Water Research Institute, WorldFish, KIT Royal Tropical Institute (Nertherlands) and two private hatcheries in Ghana: Crystal Lake and S-Hoint Ltd.
  • Development of bacteriophage cocktails as disease biocontrol agents for improved aquaculture productivity, food and nutrition safety in Ghana and Uganda (SafeFish project), funded by the African and European Unions. This project is a collaborative research involving CSIR-FRI/WRI; University of Cape Coast; University of Ghana-Noguchi Memorial Institute; Makerere University in Uganda; University of Leicester in UK.

Among the conferences he has participated, both local and international includes: the First Hybrid Aquaculture Conference for West Africa, 2021, hosted by Ghana, Regional Eastern Africa e-Conference 2021 on Aquaculture, Ghana Science Association Biennial Conferences, the first and second Marine Coastal Fisheries Management Conference, CSIR-Research Scientist Association Conferences, World Aquaculture Society Conference in Cape Town, South Africa and the 17th World Lake Conference in Ibaraki, Japan, for which he was one of the recipients of The Ibaraki Kasumigaura Prize for an outstanding content of his paper presented during the conference.

He is a member of the Ghana Science Association and the World Aquaculture Society. He is part of the academic editorial team for the Asian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Research and a reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals including, The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, Marine Ecology, Biologia Tropical, Heliyon, Journal of Great Lakes Research, Journal of Fisheries and Coastal Management, Journal of Fisheries and Agriculture Research etc. He has over 20 peer-reviewed articles, technical papers, extension manuals to his credit.