Debbie Archer | UAPB School of Agriculture Fisheries and Human Sciences
Pine Bluff, Ark. – Dr. Herbert E. Quintero has been appointed as manager of the Aquaculture Research Station for the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). In this position, he is responsible for supervising the Station farm crew and for ensuring that all ponds, water supply, electrical systems, equipment, vehicles and buildings are maintained and in good working order. He will also provide support to research and Extension faculty, staff and students in the department.
The Research Station is located on 200 acres of land, one mile north of the UAPB campus. There are 113 earthen ponds including a 5-acre reservoir that supplies water to the remaining 112 research ponds. There are also ten buildings on the Station.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Quintero to the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center,” Dr. Carole R. Engle, director of the Center, said. “He brings a wide range of experience in aquaculture management of various species and production systems on both commercial and research facilities.”
Prior to this position, Dr. Quintero was an aquaculture consultant and independent contractor for the U.S. Soybean Export Council in Burnaby, BC, Canada. He organized commercial feeding demonstrations in Latin America and he conducted training seminars and facilitated technology transfer for shrimp and tilapia farmers and feed manufacturers.
He also worked as a research associate for the faculty of land and food systems at the University of British Columbia, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, where he prepared grant proposals and peer-reviewed publications; implemented an on-line aquaculture course; and supervised research projects and graduate students at the Centre of Aquaculture and Environment Research.
Dr. Quintero has a doctorate degree 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, Columbia.
He is a member of the World Aquaculture Society, U.S. Aquaculture Society, Latin American Aquaculture Society and the Asian-Pacific Aquaculture Society.