Original pencil art by Montana artist Cheri Burke, 1990.
International, Inc. is a group of highly motivated fisheries professionals who provide innovative technologies and
solutions to enable sustainable fisheries and aquaculture development, worldwide.
Founded in 1987, the Wyoming-based
company has a continuing mandate of guiding sustainable fisheries projects throughout the developing and developed world.
We have completed fisheries/aquaculture projects in Southeast, South and Central Asia; Western and Eastern Europe; the Middle
East; and in West, South and East Africa.
demonstrated areas of expertise:
* Project Manager and Principal Investigator of fisheries projects, worldwide.
In addition to the private
sector, clients have included U.S. Agency for International Development,
Asian Development Bank, National Science Foundation, Foreign Agriculture Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
* Applied research addressing sustainable fish and natural resource interactions and relationships, especially regarding
fish, halophytic plants and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) discharge waters.
* Species-specific culture requirements, and
water quality influences on fish and prawn health and growth in pond and high-density systems.
* Optimum aquaculture
system design for hatchery, nursery and grow-out of fish and prawns, utilizing appropriate technologies and site-specific
resources. Designs have included closed-system biofiltration, oxygen injection, and Artemia production.
system management; growth programming.
* Health management programs, water quality management strategies, system
troubleshooting, and disease diagnostics of finfish and prawns.
* The application of the latest hormone-induced
spawning and hatchery techniques, and all facets of broodstock management.
* Extension services and transfer of
technology via seminars and manuals, and continuing education for facility staff.
* Detailed aquaculture production
analyses and complete business plans, including market entry analyses, processing requirements, and U.S. FSIS sanitation and
HACCP processing guidelines.
Tanzania, plotting the site for the proposed semi-intensive prawn farm on the Wami River flood plain, north of Bagamoyo. All
water management strategies would be achieved by tidal exchange.
John Woiwode in Basra, Iraq, 2004
Fisheries Scientist and President of AquaMatrix International, Inc., has provided fisheries/aquaculture technical services
and expertise worldwide. His active participation in and vision for international fisheries development began 37 years ago
as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, where he functioned as hatchery manager, producing Asiatic Carps and tilapia
for regional distribution. His education includes B.Sc. Fisheries and Wildlife Resources and M.Sc. Fishery Resources degrees
from the University of Idaho, and Ph.D. Fisheries degree from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Woiwode has continually
sought to complement his academic background with hands-on aquaculture/fisheries experience: he has designed, constructed,
operated and trained the management for aquaculture systems that have ranged from extensive pond to intensive thermal systems,
working with species as diverse as black tiger prawns to Pacific threadfin to Barbus cyprinids to trout and charr. He has
an in-depth understanding of and hands-on working experience with all the necessary components, from hatchery and production
operations to processing/HACCP requirements and product market entry, that ensure the success of aquaculture ventures under
a wide variety of conditions.
web page provides an overview of primary types of projects engaged. Click on tabs for International Fisheries, Aqua System
Design, Coal Bed Methane Aquaculture or Pond Management for more details.
For additional information please contact:
AquaMatrix International, Inc.
270 Veronica Lane, Suite D
P.O. Box 2437
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
States of America
office: (307) 739-7185
fax: (307) 733-1715
On the summit of Kings Peak, Utah, 13580', 2004.