Ernest Chuku ObengErnest O. Chuku is a young coastal aquaculture development professional and studying for a Master of Philosophy (Aquaculture) degree at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has a background in the biological sciences with a major in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from same University. Read more

His work experience in development research covers a period of about 7 years. Ernest has been involved in major aquaculture projects including the International Network for Genetics in Aquaculture (INGA) Tilapia Selective Breeding Programme and Tilapia Volta Project (TIVO) at the Water Research Institute (CSIR) where he worked as Senior Technical Officer.

His recent research focuses on the culture of mangrove oysters, alongside support for extension services for the construction of out-grower fish ponds for subsistence aquaculture in the Central Region of Ghana.

Ernest is skilled in graphics designing and trained in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and Results Based Management. He is currently the Communications Person on the USAID/UCC Fisheries and Coastal Management Project. He has publications in peer-reviewed journals on aquaculture and environmental sciences. Ernest plays basketball for leisure.