Senior Aquaculture Scientist
Cale studied Marine Science at the University of Sydney, Australia. It was during these studies that he came to appreciate the immense strain being place on marine ecosystems. Upon graduation he entered work in the aquaculture industry, seeking to alleviate pressure on natural fisheries through seaweed farming. After four years in the aquaculture industry, Cale returned to university earning his master degree in Tropical Ecology and Conservation from James Cook University. After a short stint of working at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, Cale joined Reef Doctor in 2014 to work on the Darwin Initiative-funded sustainable livelihoods programme, combining his aquaculture experience with his passion for marine conservation. He dedicated 3 years to the programme as Project Leader in-country, however, he is now currently based in the USA where he continues to support and consult on our aquaculture activities and publications.
Emahalala Rayonné Ellis
Aquaculture Project Manager
Emahalala, also known as Lala, joined our aquaculture team in 2017. He has a bachelor in geography and more than 15 years experience in community projects in South Madagascar. He has previously worked in a variety of biodiversity conservation programmes and has helped to transfer the management of natural resources to communities. Alongside his great experience, he has a real passion for ornithology, which is also one of his specialities. As Project Manager, Lala oversees all of our aquaculture and sustainable livelihood activities in the Bay of Ranobe.
Zafimandala ‘Lin’ Telesphore
Head Aquaculture Technician
Lin joined the Reef Doctor team in 2016 as Head Aquaculture Technician. He has a bachelor degree from the University of Toliara and an aquaculture technician vocational certification from the Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines. Before coming to Reef Doctor he previously worked as a Community Aquaculture Technician for the NGO Blue Ventures. He has also worked for a variety of social development organisations in Madagascar including Action Against Hunger, CENI-T, and Diorano Wash.
Aquaculture Technical Support
Mamonto from Ifaty village is a valuable member of the aquaculture team providing logistical support and supporting community outreach.
Joel, from Ambovombeandroy, joined the Reef Doctor team in 2016. He is based in Ifaty where he too trains and supports farmers in our aquaculture programmes.
Prosper is from Sarandrano, St Augustine and is now based in Ifaty where he trains and supports farmers in our aquaculture programmes.
Geda joined the team in 2017 as an aquaculture technician, he trains and supports farmers in Betsibaroke.
Victor started working for us as an aquaculture technician in 2017, he also trains and supports farmers in Betsibaroke.