UNH prof and alum involved with environmental issues in Egypt
Last May, Barbaros Celikkol, professor of mechanical engineering, and UNH alumnus Chris Andrew, Class of ‘82 (B.A. in History), attended a conference in Egypt to participate in discussions concerning the impact of cage aquaculture on the environment along the Nile River.
The conference was sponsored by the American Soybean Association-International Marketing (ASA-IM) and the Fish Council of the Egyptian Agribusiness Association in response to a government decision that removed thousands of aquaculture cages from two Nile River branches. According to the Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and ASA-IM consultants, environmentally sound standards needed to be defined for carrying capacity, suitable sites, cage numbers, feeding methods and feed specifications. Celikkol and Andrew, regional director for ASA-IM, were among the 12 experts invited from the U.S., France, the Netherlands, Thailand, U.K. and Egypt to make presentations at the conference.