Herbert Quintero has been appointed as program director for Aquaculture Extension at The Ohio State University. Herbert will be responsible for developing an Extension and research program for the Ohio aquaculture industry. In this capacity, he also will provide support to research and Extension faculty, staff, students, local fish and shrimp farmers, and aquaponics producers.
Previously, Herbert has held faculty and research positions at the University of the Virgin Islands, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, University of British Columbia, and Auburn University. He holds a Ph.D. in fisheries and aquaculture from Auburn University, a master’s degree in biological oceanography from the University of Puerto Rico, and a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota (Colombia).
He has worked on fish and shrimp production, nutrition, water quality, and fish reproduction. His experience includes collaborating in technology transfer projects in Latin America and Southeast Asia, and assisting food fish, baitfish and sportfish aquaculture producers in Arkansas and Alabama. He is very interested in working collaboratively to develop aquatic production systems that are environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.