Faculty Office, Admin Building, MSU Main Campus, Marawi City, 9700 Philippines

Alejandro M. Gonzaga Jr., MSc., RFP

Assistant Professor

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain” – Emily Dickinson


Alejandro M. Gonzaga, Jr. is Assistant Professor IV and the concurrent chairman of the Extension and Production Department of the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, MSU, Marawi City. He obtained his degree in BS in Fisheries major in Inland Fisheries as College Leadership Awardee at the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the Mindanao State University, Main Campus.

He finished his MS in Marine Biology at the School of Graduate Studies of the Mindanao State University, Naawan Campus and he has also completed his academic requirements leading to Ph.D. in Fisheries at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas through a scholarship grant by the DOST-Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP).

He is a project staff in a research project collaboration between the MSU-CFAS and DOST-PCAARRD and with that of the MSU-CFAS and MOST-BARMM, respectively. He has served the College of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in various capacities as Assistant Dean and as Faculty Coordinator to the different MSU extension campuses such as the MSU-Main Campus Sindangan Extension, MSU-Malabang Community College, MSU-Lopez Jaena Community College, and MSU-Baloi Community College.


  • BS Fisheries major in Inland Fisheries, Mindanao State University, 1992
  • MS in Marine Biology, Mindanao State University-Naawan, 2011
  • PhD in Fisheries, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines, (Completed Academic Requirements)


  • Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition, Capture Fisheries, Fish Stock Assessment

Courses Taught

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquaculture Engineering
  • Aquaculture Systems and Design
  • Fish Nutrition
  • Hatchery Management
  • Capture Fisheries
  • Philippine Fishing Grounds


  • Gonzaga, A. M. (2020). The population dynamics of the white-spotted rabbitfish (Siganus canaliculatus, Park, 1797) in Panguil Bay, Philippines. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, 5(9), 295-301.


  • Matsukuma, A., Gonzaga, A. M., & Takada, R. (2015). Re-description of Potamocorbula fasciata (Reeve, 1843). Bulletin of the Nishinomiya Shell Museum # 9. Nishinomiya, Japan.

Research Projects

  • Biofloc Technology Application in Nursery Culture of Giant Freshwater Prawn, (Machrobrachium rosenbergii)” funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology - BARMM (September 2022 – May 2023)Project Staff
  • Effect of Biofloc Technology on Water Quality and Growth Performance of Machrobrachium rosenbergii and Assessment of the Associated Bacterial Communities” funded by the DOST -PCAARRD (September 2021 – September 2023)Project Staff