Pedro Pousão-Ferreira is a biologist, senior researcher and expertise in aquaculture in IPMA. He is responsible for the Aquaculture Research Station in Olhão. He has more than 35 years experience on the reproduction (hatchery), larval rearing, nutrition, ongrowing and production of bass, sole, meagre, grouper and 6 species of breams on in-shore (earth ponds) and on offshore (cages). He has participated in 46 national and international research projects. Member of Scientific Review Panel of Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI) and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT). Member of External Scientific Review Panel (ESRP) of AKDN (Aga Khan foundation). He has 145 papers in international scientific periodicals with referees, 27 peerreviewed short papers, 347 communication/posters in scientific meetings and workshops, a Manual and 4 book chapters. Is also Professor of Aquaculture at the University of Porto) ICBAS) and was Professor of marine larviculture and aquaculture at the University of Algarve (2011-2013). Presently is also President of the Scientific Council of IPMA.