Clete Otoshi is the Program Coordinator for the Office of Aquaculture. His responsibilities include coordination of international research collaborations, project management, and budgeting. Prior to joining NOAA, Clete managed the growout division of the Shrimp Program for the Oceanic Institute in Hawaii. He led research and development of indoor recirculating system technology for the production of marine shrimp. His work included managing research trials during a five-year joint-venture project funded by the Department of Commerce's Advanced Technology Program to support commercialization of this sustainable technology. Clete also led international technology transfer projects where he designed and successfully demonstrated indoor recirculating system shrimp production in research and commercial-scale systems. Clete holds a M.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon and a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego.