Director, Aquatic Food Biosciences

Rodrigue Yossa is an Aquaculture Scientist with fifteen years of aquaculture research and development experiences in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Rodrigue conducts research on fish feeds and nutrition, with emphasis on the development and utilization of novel sustainable ingredients and fish diets to support the aquaculture industry in Africa and Asia. In addition, Rodrigue is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Moncton in Canada, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Aquaculture. Before joining WorldFish, Rodrigue was the Scientific Director of aquaculture at the Coastal Zones Research Institute Inc. (now Valores), in New Brunswick, Canada, where he led a team of thirteen aquaculture scientists and technicians, and was the principal investigator on all the research activities related to fish nutrition in this organization. Between 2003 and 2005, Rodrigue served as Aquaculture Researcher in the Farmer-Scientist Research Partnership project implemented by WorldFish in Cameroon (2000-2010). Rodrigue holds a Ph.D. in animal sciences from Université Laval (Canada), an M.Sc. in aquaculture from Ghent University (Belgium), University Certificates in Biotechnology (Université Laval, Canada) and in art and philosophy (Ghent University, Belgium), and a B.Sc. in water, forestry and wildlife engineering from University of Dschang (Cameroon). Rodrigue is also fluent in French, Bafang language and Cameroonian and Nigerian Pidjin languages.