4 Dec December 4, 2014 in Aquaculture CoordinatorAmbanja, Madagascarraymond@blueventures.orgFollowing hid two years as Operations Manager in Ambanja, northwest Madagascar, Raymond has returned to marine science to join the aquaculture team. His role is to start community consultations in Tsimipaika Bay, with the objective of implementing an aquaculture project, which he will coordinate. In his previous role, Raymond was responsible for budget management, the reporting of many different BV projects in northwest Madagascar, and making sure all the staff member were recorded, following the Malagasy government law, and safe when they are in the field. He also used to manage all the logistics and transportation for all BV staff and partner visits to Ambanja. Raymond was a Mangrove Carbon Scientist with BV for almost four years before becoming Operations Manager. In addition to the budget management and reporting, he led the field activity of several teams and local assistants, including planning, data collection, entry and archiving, and ensurinh all the protocol and methodology in the field and at the soil lab are followed properly. He started his career at Community Centred Conservation (C3) NGO as a Programme Officer in which he lead the field mission with national and expat students on monitoring and research on marine and different coastal ecosystems and species in danger of extinctions in the top northeast and west of Madagascar and keeping the best relationship with the local community and partners. He has completed many scientific expeditions in both the north and southwest of Madagascar and has pursued training in Ecotourism and Biomanagement at the Marine Science Institute and the University of Toliara after getting a Professional Bachelors on Coastal and Marine Resources degrees at University of Antsiranana. During his research he has been a consultant at Les Gambas de l’Ankarana (LGA) for a shrimp farm and was responsible for conducting a seasonal assessment and monitoring waterfowl.