Nick King Appointed New Operations Director at Fish Vet Group Inc

23 February 2016, at 12:00am

US - The Fish Vet Group (FVG), the worlds largest provider of aquaculture health services, today announces the appointment of Nick King as Operations Director for their laboratory in Portland, Maine USA.

With over 20 years’ experience in the global aquaculture industry, Nick has worked in both finfish production and as a service and products provider for nutritional companies. He brings to FVG expertise in hatchery production, training, product support, innovation, and experimental design and development.

Nick has an MSc in Zoology and a BSc in Marine and Freshwater Biology, both from the University of New Hampshire. He joins FVG from Skretting, where he worked for 10 years as their Global Technical Manager for marine hatchery feeds. Prior to this, he worked for INVE Aquaculture in a global role.

Dr Hamish Rodger, Global Managing Director FVG, commented: "We are delighted that Nick King is joining FVG and the Benchmark Group. His depth of global expertise in the aquaculture industry, and combination of both the practical and scientific perspectives is unique and invaluable. We look forward to working with him to develop and grow the high standards of services we provide to our clients."

Hernan Pizarro, Technical Services Director, commented: "It is excellent news that Nick is joining the Group. He has training, expertise and hands-on experience working with multiple species in aquaculture at a global level, a combination rarely found in the industry and one necessary to help drive the success of Fish Vet Group. We look forward to continuing to work on issues of fish health and welfare, and the sustainability of the aquaculture industry with Nick in the team."

Nick King commented: "Benchmark is well position for the continued growth in the global aquaculture market. I share their vision for the future of sustainable food production and am pleased to become part of the Fish Vet Group history in North America. FVG’s Portland laboratory is a state of the art aquatics diagnostics facility operated by dedicated staff and I am excited to become part of the team."

With combined expertise in Portland and the integration of world class individuals at Group level in Asia, the UK and mainland Europe, we can build FVG into the brand for total health services and aquatic health products