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Dr. M.C. Nandeesha, 1957-2012

The industry is saddened by the loss of Dr. Mudnakudu Nandeesha, who succumbed on December 26 to complications resulting from a severe heart attack he suffered on November 23

December 28, 2012

The industry is saddened by the loss of fDr. Mudnakudu Nandeesha, who succumbed on December 26 to complications resulting from a severe heart attack he suffered on November 23.

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) joined the aquaculture community in extending its sincere condolences to the wife, family and friends of Nandeesha, describing him as a very kind and caring man. \"Nandeesha will be sorely missed. His passion for aquaculture was unparalleled, especially as it pertained to alleviating hunger and improving social conditions in India and throughout Asia\".

The Board of Directors, Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) said: \"Words do not adequately express our feelings at his loss but the Board of Directors would like to express our deepest sorrow to his wife and family at this time of their greatest sorrow. Know that Nandeesha was loved and respected by many in the aquaculture and fisheries community in India, Southeast Asia, and beyond.

\"We encourage you to make a donation to the Nandeesha Medical Assistance Fund in his memory. In addition to the loss of her husband, Mrs. Nandeesha must now deal with a substantial medical bill resulting from a month-long effort to save his life. Let us all offer our help and comfort in this time of need\".

A fund has been established to assist Nandeesha’s family, as his medical expenses had surpassed the resources available to him, his wife and his family. Monetary donations are encouraged. To donate, please click here and follow the instructions on the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) site.

A special officer at Tamil Nadu Fisheries University in India, Nandeesha was a member of GAA’s Best Aquaculture Practices Standards Oversight Committee. He was also the 2012 recipient of the WAS fellow award and chairman of the Indian branch of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) and Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF).

Nandeesha had three decades of experience in aquaculture education, research and development in India, Cambodia and Bangladesh, with nearly a decade at the grass-roots level on projects supported by OXFAM, CARE, FAO, World Bank, NACA and JICA.

To donate on the WAS site, please click here. Define your donation in the \"Quantity\" field under \"Item #NANDEESHA.

To donate by check, please make it payable to the World Aquaculture Society, include a note indicating it is for the Nandeesha fund and send via postal mail to:

Nandeesha Medical Assistance Fund

c/o World Aquaculture Society

143 J. M. Parker Coliseum

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA

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