Simao Zacarias

Natural Sceince,
Institute of Aquaculture - University of Stirling
Natural Sceince,
Institute of Aquaculture - University of Stirling

Contact Details

Institute of Aquaculture - University of Stirling
51 Keith Avenue


I am few months away to finish my PhD in Aquaculture at University of Stirling..

I have been working with replacement of unilateral eyestalk ablation in shrimp (L. vannamei) commercial hatcheries due to welfare and health issues associated to the method. In addition I have been evaluating the impact of replacement in all production process. 

I am Marine biologist but my experience with Aquaculture started 9 years ago. I have been 5 years in shrimp industry where I get involved with reproduction, larviculutre, nursery and grow-out stages of shrimp.  I do have further experience on tilapia culture, water quality management, research techniques and teaching.

I would love to continue working in academia and closely to shrimp industry. However, I love challenges and would not mind to work in other sector associated to shrimp farming (i.e. Feed, certifiers and auditors companies, FAO....).

I enjoy working in group, travel, new challenges, coordinate, speak in public... I speak fluently Portuguese, English and Spanish.


School of Natural Science - Institute of Aquaculture
Stirling, United Kingdom
PhD student, 2016
2016 To

Federal University of Santa Catarina
Florianopolis, Brazil
Master in Aquaculture and Fishery Resources, 2014
Inland Marine Shrimp culture and Biofloc system
2012 To 2014
Dissertation: Effect of different concentrations of potassium and magnesium on performance of Litopenaeus vannamei reared in low salinity water and bioflocs system
Advisor: Luis Alejandro Vinatea Arana

School of Marine and Coastal Science
Quelimane, Mozambique
Bsc and Honours in Marine Biology, 2011
Jellyfish Fishery
2008 To 2011
Dissertation: Identification and evaluation of stock abundance of edible Jellyfish in coastal area of Beira City
Advisor: Narci Nuro de Premegi

Job History

Instituto Superior Politécnico de Gaza
Junior Lecturer
Chokwe, Mozambique
March 2015 - May 2016

School of Marine and Coastal Science
Junior Lecture
Quelimane, Mozambique
July 2014 - December 2014