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The objective of the Postgraduate Program in Aquaculture (PPG-AQUI) is to develop academic and professional abilities in issues related to biological problems, specific to aquatic organisms culture environments, training professionals and providing them with mastery of knowledge and adequate skills to work in higher education, research and development, and as managers and consultants in aquaculture.

Duration of the course:

Master's degree

12 to 24 months

Doctorate degree

24 to 48 months

Target Audience

Newcomers to the Graduate Program in Aquaculture are: agronomists, biologists, zootechnicians, fisheries engineers, veterinarians, among others.

Program Data

Areas of concentration:
  • Major Area: Agrarian Sciences
  • Capes Assessment Area: Animal Science and Fisheries Resources

CAPES Assessment: 4

Levels: Academic Masters and Doctorate

Research lines

The Postgraduate Program in Aquaculture has two main lines of research:

Aquaculture for Environmental Conservation

The role of cropping systems of different species in reducing pressure on natural stocks, in addition to the maintenance capacity of the gene pool, as a reserve for possible recovery of degraded areas.

Aquaculture Production Systems

Animals of interest for production, types of farming systems, adaptation of production systems to specific areas, nutrition, health, reproduction, fish processing, among others, with the purpose of fish production for the food trade and for the ornamentals fish trade.


The Postgraduate Program in Aquaculture (PPG-Aquicultura), an initiative of the Nilton Lins University in partnership with the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (MCTI/INPA), was motivated by the growth of this activity in the Amazon region and by the lack of a postgraduate course capable of training professionals in this area of knowledge. In 2009, the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) approved the PPG-Aquicultura, with concept 4, at the master's and doctoral level, starting in 2010 and 2011, respectively. The expectation is that the research can contribute to the generation of new technologies for the advancement of aquaculture in the region, additionally to the training of highly qualified human resources in the Amazon.




Elizabeth Gusmão Affonso


Gustavo Moraes Ramos Valladão

Program Council of PPG Aquicultura

2021 to 2023

  • President: Elizabeth Gusmão Affonso
  • Vice-president: Gustavo Moraes Ramos Valladão
  • Titular Member: Silvia Umeda Gallani
  • Titular Member: Rogério Souza de Jesus
  • Alternate Member 1: Rodrigo Yukihiro Gimbo
  • Alternate Member 2: Juliana Tomomi Kojima
  • Titular Student Representative: Elcimara Cardoso Pereira
  • Alternate Student Representative: Mariluce dos Reis Ferreira

Scholarship Council

  • Coordinator: Elizabeth Gusmão Affonso
  • Titular Members: Rodrigo Yukihiro Gimbo
    Thiago Mendes de Freitas
  • Alternate Members: Guilherme Campos Tavares
  • Titular Student Representative: Larissa Mesquita
  • Alternate Student Representative: Marilene Paiva