How We Farm Salmon ~ Participants Only

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Webinar: How We Farm Salmon ~ Participants Only

Wednesday 20th January, 3pm -5pm (AEDT)

We believe that for researchers to develop solutions to offshore farming issues, they need to have a general understanding of the industry. It may be easy to solve a single issue, but this becomes more difficult when all other operational aspects are considered.

This webinar is intended to provide a basic understanding of the general requirements of finfish farming in Tasmania and New Zealand, so that researchers are able to take a more holistic approach to project development and problem solving. The industry in Tasmanian and New Zealand has made great strides in research and development over the past 35 years, and many approaches have been tried and discarded, what is needed to support the development of finfish farming in truly high energy environments is a bringing together of ideas, technology and experience from different and complementary fields, and an understanding that all parties have something to bring to the table when developing Blue Economy CRC projects.

These three industry researchers will present what they believe are the key areas for research focus within salmon farming within the Blue Economy CRC.

Please note this is a Participant-Only webinar.


Name: Brad Evans
Affiliation: Senior Manager of Breeding and Research, Tassal
Bio: I am the senior manager of breeding and research for Tassal Group Ltd, Australia’s largest producer of Tasmanian grown Atlantic salmon. I have more than 20 years of experience in aquaculture research and development. I have a PhD in genetics and applied breeding techniques and oversee the primary breeding program for the Tasmanian Atlantic salmon industry. I am also an active researcher; with an adjunct role at CSIRO, and involvement in a number of collaborative research programs and student projects. I also sit on several industry R&D groups and on the board of the Select Oyster Company. Tassal is committed to ensuring their sustainability and has led the way in Australian Seafood in terms of corporate, social and environmental reporting and certification.


Name: Matthew Whittle
Affiliation: Environmental Compliance and Development Manager, Huon Aquaculture
Bio: Matthew is Huon Aquaculture’s Environmental Compliance and Development Manager, responsible for managing Huon’s R&D activities and is the company lead for the BE CRC. Matthew has a science background having studied Marine, Antarctic and Freshwater Ecology at the University of Tasmania, following on to work in several research and consulting roles. Since entering the aquaculture industry in 2014, Matthew has held operational, technical and managerial positions. In recent years, Matthew has been focused on developing offshore operations for both Atlantic salmon and Yellowtail Kingfish.


Name: Mark Preece
Affiliation: Business Development Manager, New Zealand King Salmon
Bio: Mark was raised on Rangihaute (Pitt Island) and now lives in Blenheim, NZ. He has a Masters in Marine Science from Otago University, and has spent the past 20 years following his passion for the aquaculture industry, with the past 15 years in managerial positions. He is currently part of New Zealand King Salmon’s aquaculture management team, growing premium king salmon in the Marlborough Sounds for markets throughout the world.



Name: Prof Chris Carter
Affiliation: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania
Bio: Professor Chris Carter is the Deputy Executive Director and Academic Director at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania. He is also Professor of Aquaculture Nutrition and Program 2 Leader for Seafood and Marine Products in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre.

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