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Ruth Garcia Gomez

Biosecurity Coordinator and Aquatic Health Researcher

Role at Cawthron

As a Biosecurity Coordinator and Aquatic Health Researcher based in Cawthron’s Aquaculture group, Ruth provides advice on aquatic biosecurity and manages Cawthron’s aquatic biosecurity operations ensuring regulatory compliance.

Technical skills, experience and interests

  • Development and implementation of feasible and practical biosecurity strategies, protocols and operations.
  • Provision of technical assistance for aquatic biosecurity and aquatic health management.
  • Development and implementation of fish welfare strategies, protocols and operations for research and commercial aquaculture activities.
  • Provide aquatic veterinary consultancy.
  • Cawthron’s Animal Ethics Committee representative.
  • Conducts Aquatic health related research on shellfish, finfish and macroalgae.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Aquatic Animal Health – Veterinary Science. Veterinary Faculty. University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).
  • MSc. in Aquaculture and International Development. University of País Vasco (HEGOA). Rural Development Research Centre.
  • BSc. In Veterinary Science. Veterinary Faculty. University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).
  • Best Academic File Award Veterinary Science. Veterinary Faculty. University Complutense of Madrid (Spain).
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