Dr. Shoko holds a Ph.D. degree in Aquaculture. During his past 23 years as aquaculture research scientist with Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute, Dr. Shoko has supervised many projects and published 21 papers in local and international peer reviewed journals. His main areas of research are aquaculture nutrition, water quality and culture systems. He is also working on Fisheries biology and ecology, and Freshwater and ecology. Dr Shoko has worked extensively with small holder farmers in several regions of Tanzania. He has also worked in collaboration with researchers from within and outside Tanzania such as Kenya, Uganda, and Netherlands on aquaculture related research aspects. He has led several teams working on consultancy and research.


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Appointments
YearPositionInstitution Name
2017 Principal Research Officer IITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2012Senior Research Officer ITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2007Senior Research Officer IITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2005Research Officer ITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
2000Research Officer IITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
1997Research Officer IIITanzania Fisheries Research Institute
1991Assistant Beekeeping Officer IVTabora Beekeeping Training Institute
Awards/Grants
YearCategoryTitle
2018GRANTPromoting Environmentally, Economically, and Socially Sustainable Cage Aquaculture (PESCA) on the African Great Lakes. African Great Lakes Conservation Fund (AGLCF). The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
2018GRANTUsing Black Soldier Fly Larvae as an Environmentally Friendly Sustainable Source of Affordable Protein for Chicken and Fish Feed. Bioinnovate Africa Programme Phase II. International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya
2017GRANTAdvancing Small-scale Fish Farming in Tanzania: Identification of the Best Performing Local tilapia Strain and Low Cost Feed’. Australian High Commission (AHC) Direct Aid Programme.
2015GRANTStrengthening Research and Proposal Writing Skills at Academic Institutions in Tanzania-Embedding Activities at TAFIRI Tanzania, July 2015 – July 2017.
2015GRANTFish-Vegetable-Poultry integration-Expo 4 Women Agricultural Innovation Awards-Land O’Lakes: 2015 conducted in collaboration with small scale farmers in Songwe and Mufindi, Iringa, Tanzania.
2011GRANTTanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)
2011GRANTBuilding Public Private Sector Partnership to Enhance Productivity and Competitiveness of Aquaculture in the EAC Region. Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA).
2005GRANTLake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes)
2005GRANTApplied Training Project (ATP) of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
2004AWARDTAFIRI Best Workers Award

Journals
YearCitation
2020 Mndeme, M., Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mwita, C. J. (2020). Genetic Diversity Among Tilapia Species Farmed at Chita in Kilombero, Morogoro Region, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Science 46(1), 31-41
2019 Musinguzi, L., Lugya, J., Rwezawula, P., Kamya, A., Nuwahereza, C., Halafo, J., Kamondo, S., Njaya, F., Aura, C., Shoko, A. P., Osinde, R., Natugonza, V., Ogutu-Ohwayo, R. (2019). The extent of cage aquaculture, adherence to best practices and reflections for sustainable aquaculture on African inland waters. Journal of Great Lakes Research 45 (6), 1340-1347.
2019 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Lamtane, H. A., Kishe-Machumu, M. A., Sekadende, B., Ulotu, E. E., Masanja, J. C., Mgaya, Y. D. (2019). The role of fish-poultry integration on fish growth performance, yields and economic benefits among smallholder farmers. African Journal of Aquatic Science 44(1), 15–24
2017 Mbonde, A. S., Limbu, S. M., Shoko, A. P., Mgaya, Y. D. (2017). Phytoplankton and food selectivity in Nile tilapia reared in earthen ponds under monoculture and polyculture with African sharptooth catfish. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics 32 (1-2), 15-38
2016 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mrosso, H. D. J., Mgaya, Y. D. (2016). Effect of stocking density on growth, production and economic benefits of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Polyculture and Monoculture. Aquaculture Research 47, 36-50.
2016 Limbu, S. M., Shoko,A. P., Lamtane,H. A., Kishe-Machumu, M. A., Joram, M. C., Mbonde, A. S., Mgana, H. F., Mgaya, Y. D. (2016). Supplemental effects of mixed ingredients and rice bran on the growth performance, survival and yield of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus reared in fertilized earthen ponds, SpringerPlus 5
2016 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mgaya, Y. D. (2016). Effect of stocking density on growth performance, survival, production, and financial benefits of African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) monoculture in earthen ponds. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 1-15.
2016 Limbu, S. M., Shoko, A. P., Lamtane, H. A., Kishe-Machumu, M. A., Masanja, C. J., Mbonde, A. S., Mgana, H. F., Mgaya, Y. D. (2016). Fish polyculture system integrated with vegetable farming improves yield and economic benefits of small-scale farmers. Aquaculture Research 48 (7), 3631-3644.
2015 Limbu, S. M., Shoko, A. P., Lamtane, H. A., Shirima, E. D., Kishe-Machumu, M. A., . Mgana, H. F., Mgaya, Y. D. (2015). Effect of initial stocking size of the predatory African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) on recruits, growth performance, survival and yield of mixed-sex Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in concrete tank culture system. International Aquatic Research 7 (1), 63-73.
2015 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mrosso, H. D. J., Mgaya, Y. D. (2015).Reproductive biology of female Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus) reared in monoculture and polyculture with African sharptooth catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell). SpringerPlus 4, 275.
2014 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mrosso, H. D. J., Mgaya, Y. D. (2014). Effect of stocking density on growth, production and economic benefits of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Polyculture and Monoculture. Aquaculture Research 47, 36-50.
2014 Shoko, A. P., Limbu, S. M., Mrosso, H. D. J., Mgaya, Y. D. (2014). A comparison of Diurnal Dynamics of Water Quality Parameters in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus, Linnaeus, 1758) Monoculture and Polyculture with African Sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in earthen Ponds. International Aquaculture Research 6, 56
2014 Ngupula, G.W., Shoko, A. P., Musiba, M., Ndikumana J., Zziwa, E. (2014). The performance of Artemia shell-freeembryos, Moina micrura and phytoplankton on larvae of reared African catfish. African Crop Science Journal 22, 875-881
2014 Musiba, M.J., Ngupula, G .W. Kashindye, B.B., Elison, M., Shoko, A.P., Ndikumana, J., Zziwa, E., Katunzi, E.F .B. (2014). Performance of locally formulated feeds for rearing of African catfish in Tanzania. African Crop Science Journal 22, 979-986
2011 Shoko, A. P., Getabu, A., Mwayuli, G., Mgaya, Y.D. (2011). Growth Performance, Yields and Economic Benefits of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and Kales Brassica oleracea Cultured under Vegetable-Fish Culture Integration. Tanzania Journal of Science 37, 37-48
2011 Shoko, A.P., Urasa, F.M., Ndaro, S.G.M. (2011). The Effect of Different Dietary Proportions of Cotton Seed Cake and Soybean Meal on the Growth Performance of Tilapia Fry, Oreochromis Variabilis. Journal of Association of Zoologists, India 2(1), 8-24
2011 Shoko, A. P. A., Matola, H. D. Mzighani, S., Mahika, G. C. (2011). Fishpond Performance of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Lake Victoria Basin, Tanzania. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics 26 (1-2), 17-28
2010 Oenga, D. N., Mgaya, Y. D., Mbahinzireki,G, Shoko, A. P., Nyanchiri, E. (2010). Evaluation of Yields and Growth Performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) with Ningu (Labeo victorianus) and African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in Earthen Pond, Kenya. Journal of National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency of Srilanka 40, 33-47
2009 Rutaisire, J., Charo-Karisa, H., Shoko, A. P., Nyandat, B. (2009). Aquaculture for increased fish production in East Africa. African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries 12, 19-22. ISBN 9970-713-06-6.
2005 Shoko, A. P. A., Ngowo, R. R., Waya, R, K., 2005. Deleterious Effects of Non-native Species Introduced into Lake Victoria, East Africa. NAGA World Fish Centre Quarterly 28 (3&4), 27-32
Books
YearCitation
Lamtane, H.A., Shoko, A.P., Madalla, N. A., Limbu, S.M., Ulotu, E. R., Lugomela, C.V., Nyomora, A.M.S., Kitula, R., Onyango, P.O., Bwathondi, P.O.J., Mmochi., A. Ngoile, M., Mmochi, A. J.2017. Mwongozo wa Mseto wa Ufugaji Samaki, Kuku na Kilimo cha Mboga Mboga. Kimechapishwa na Karljamer Publishers LTD, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 67 pp. ISBN: 978-9976-5099-0-8
Shoko, A. P., Ulotu, E. 2016. Muongozo wa Ufugaji wa Samaki Tanzania. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 22 pp.
Book Chapters
YearCitation
2017 Shoko, A.P., Mgaya, Y.D., Limbu, S.M., Hoza, R. ( 2017). Aquaculture and Fisheries Extension, In: Mgaya, Y.D., Mahongo, S.B. (eds.), Lake Victoria Fisheries Resources: Research and Management in Tanzania. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 137-160.
Thesis
YearCitation
2013Shoko, A. P., 2013. Aquaculture of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus Linnaeus, 1758) with an assessment of its economic benefit in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania. PhD thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 218 pp.
2002Shoko, A. P., 2002. The effects of different diets and stocking densities on the growth performance of Tilapia Oreochromis variabilis (Boulenger 1906) under Aquaculture conditions. M. Sc thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 86 pp.

#YearStudentSupervision
12017-00-00Mndeme M.Genetic Diversity among Tilapia Species Farmed at Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. M. Sc thesis, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 67 pp.

Position:Principal Research Officer II
Phone:+255 784 318925
Email: amonshoko@tafiri.go.tz
Address:P. O. Box 9750, Dar es Salaam
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