Hakan Turker is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Wildlife Biology, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA and did postdoctoral research at Tropical Biosphere Research Center, Ryukyus University, Okinawa, Japan. His current research interests include (a) integrated multitrophic aquaculture (b) fish biology (c) aquatic toxicology. He has published 14 papers in reputed international journals.