Hugo Quental Ferreira, born in 1982, master in Aquaculture in 2017 and graduated in Marine Biology and Biotechnology in 2006, both from the School of Sea Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Since March 2007 he has been a research fellow at the Olhão Fish Farming Pilot Station (EPPO) of IPMA (Portuguese Institute for Sea and the Atmosphere), under the European projects SEACASE (2007-2010), SEAFARE (2010-2015), IMTA-EFFECT (2016-2017) and national projects AQUAENERG (2015-2016) and DIVERSIAQUA (2015, 2017 to the present). Since 2012 he is the direct responsible for the growout area of EPPO in earth ponds and its the water pumping system and laboratory associated. He aquired scientific, technical, and communicational skills by managing 17 earth ponds for scientific trials of marine fish species like Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), european seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), meagre (Argyrosomus regius), senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), White seabream (Diplodus sargus), Two banded seabream (Diplodus cervinus), dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus), Sea cucumber (Holothuria forskali), Pacific and Portuguese oysters ( Crassostrea gigas, Crassostrea angulata), and seaweeds (Ulva spp). He has acquired knowledge in environmental accounting (EMERGY analysis) and Life Cycle Assessment under the IMTA-EFFECT project. His main expertise is the combination between water quality and integrated multi-trophic culture of fish and oysters and the management of marine fish culture in earth ponds.
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