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Seafish Develops Aquaculture Expertise

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UK - Seafish, the authority on seafood, announced today that it has appointed Richard Prickett in a consultancy capacity to advise on various aspects of marine finfish aquaculture.

Richard Prickett

Mr Prickett’s career in marine finfish aquaculture has spanned over 35 years. He has worked for several companies including Golden Sea Produce Ltd (later Norsk Hydro) in Scotland, Shearwater Fish Farming Ltd (BOC and later Seafarm AS) in the Isle of Man and Europe and the Oslo listed company Marine Farms ASA of Bergen. More recently he set up his own consultancy company, RSP Services Ltd.

His expertise is mostly in the technical, financial and managerial aspects of hatchery and in the ongoing production of a variety of marine species such as turbot, sole, southern flounder, sea bass, sea bream, cod, snapper and cobia.

“This appointment will enable us to build our knowledge in a variety of aspects of the aquaculture sector,” said Dr Paul Williams, Research Director at Seafish.

“We have restructured our aquaculture team following the retirement of Sue Utting at the end of last year. We believe Richard’s considerable experience and close ties with the supply and production industries will help us respond to developments in this growing sector of the seafood industry.”

“This appointment also coincides with the development of a new Seafish forum. The Aquaculture Common Issues Group brings together interested parties to develop consensus positions on a range of issues affecting the finfish and shellfish aquaculture industry,” said Dr Williams.