Dr. Albert Tacon has 37 years of experience in aquatic nutrition, aquaculture feed formulation, aquatic feed manufacturing technology, and on-farm aquatic feed management. Within the framework of Albert’s overall experience, he has 14 years of in-house experience with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) working within National, Regional, and Inter-regional Aquaculture Development Projects, and within the Regular Program of FAO in Rome, Italy. Over the course of Albert’s illustrious career, he has had work experiences in American Samoa, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia. Albert has been a Member of the Aquaculture Working Group of the USDA’s National Organic Program Aquatic Species Task Force since 2000. Albert has more than 212 aquaculture related publications and one patent on aquaculture technology, including scientific research publications, review publications, FAO technical papers and field documents, books, book chapters and magazine articles, with a focus on aquatic feeds and feeding, aquaculture development trends, food security, and poverty alleviation. Albert has been a member of the Editorial Boards for the publications Aquaculture Nutrition and Aquaculture Research since 1998 and1984 respectively. Albert is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian and Portuguese. Albert’s approach to the development of practical cost-effective artificial aquatic feeds and feeding regimes for broodstock maturation, nursery, hatchery, and growout is to tailor feeds and feeding programs to the intended production system, with equal emphasis and importance given to five inter-related factors, namely 1) the dietary formulation and nutrient level of the diet being fed, 2) the manufacturing process used to produce the diet and the resultant physical characteristics and water stability of the finished diet, 3) the transportation and on-farm storage of the finished feed prior to feeding on the farm, 4) the culture system used to produce the animals, including natural food availability and water management, and 5) practical application of feeds and feeding cost per unit of production.