Dr. Seth Koranteng Agyakwah is a Lecturer at the CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST), and a Research Scientist at the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana. Dr. S.K. Agyakwah has been trained generally in Biological Sciences, with specialization in Fisheries Science, including Fish Population Genetics, Fish Breeding, Aquaculture Development and Fisheries Ecology and Management. He holds BSc degree in Biological Sciences (1999) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, MPhil in Fisheries Sciences – Population Genetics (2004) from the University of Ghana and PhD Fisheries Sciences – Fisheries Management (2010) also from University of Ghana. Dr. S.K. Agyakwah has a worth of teaching experience at the graduate and post graduate levels at the University of Ghana (2014 to 2018) and the CSIR College of Science and Technology (since 2018). His academic lecturing experience covers Aquaculture Production Systems, Culture of Aquatic Organisms, Fisheries Ecology and Fisheries Management. He has supervised tens of MPhil and PhD post-graduate students towards the successful completion of their respective programs.
In the field of practice Aquaculture since 2000, he has been versatile in Aquaculture project design and development, fish seed (broodstock) performance improvement, fish hatchery design, development and management, and commercial production of fingerlings and table-size fish. Dr. S.K. Agyakwah has worked on several donor-funded and Government of Ghana projects, some of which include; WorldFish – INGA Genetic Improvement project in the development, improvement and dissemination of fast growing ‘Akosombo’ strain of the Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus from 2003 to 2018, for the advancement of aquaculture in Ghana and West African Sub-region; the trans-national Tilapia Volta Project (TIVO) (2009-2012); Swiss’ SNP-FiBL-Ghana Development and utilization of Black Soldier fly larval meal for sustainable Aquaculture in West Africa; CGIAR’s Challenge Program for Water and Food (CP-34) in the Volta Lake, by assessing catch and reproductive characteristics of the Lake’s fisheries between 2005 and 2009; World Bank-COTVET capacity building of fish farmers and World Bank – MoFAD’s West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP). He is presently leading the Ghana Tilapia Seed systems project being coordinated by International Food Policy Project (IFPRI) with the support of NWO-WOTRO – CGIAR funding; and also leading the EU funded Ghana HealthyFoodAfrica project for the Accra food system laboratory.
Dr. S.K. Agyakwah has been involved in the development of National Aquaculture Policy, Regulations and Standards. He has served on several National committees of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of Ghana; he is a sitting member of the permanent committee of the Aquaculture Working Group of the Fisheries Committee for West Central Africa (FCWC).