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Ruth Garcia Gomez
Aquatic Biosecurity Specialist


Information: Ruth is from Madrid, Spain. She graduated in Veterinary Science-Animal Husbandry from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, with a specialisation in Aquaculture Science. She coursed her PhD in the Veterinary Science Branch-Aquatic Animal Health Department from the same University. She obtained a Masters degree in International Development Strategies, Agents and Policies from the Basque Country University of HEGOA, in 2006.

Since 2001, she has been working in a number of countries in Africa (Uganda, RDC), Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia), the Maghreb (Morocco and Egypt), Latin America (Ecuador and Colombia) and Europe (Spain and France), being involved in aquaculture production, aquatic animal health, aquatic biosecurity and aquatic genetic resources management, both in cooperation for development and research projects.

Before joining SPC, she worked as Aquaculture Officer within the Aquaculture Section of the FAO Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. She was responsible for the provision of technical assistance to a number of countries regarding aquaculture farming systems, aquatic biodiversity management and the development and implementation of aquaculture action plans and better management practices.

She worked with SPC from October 2011 to the end of 2015 as Aquaculture Officer (Mariculture). She provided technical support in normative and field activities regarding mariculture, aquatic animal health and aquatic biosecurity.

She rejoined SPC in 2017 as Aquatic Biosecurity Specialist.

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