Feed additive manufacturer Nutriad has strengthened its aqua division through the appointment of veterinarian Maria Mercè Isern i Subich as business development manager, aquaculture health. She will have a global role, working from a base at Nutriad Spain.
Ms Mercè Isern i Subich has a decade’s previous experience in aquaculture, through holding various positions with fish farms and feed manufacturers.
“This appointment complements our existing scientific and technical capabilities to support our customers in the key aquaculture markets in Asia, Europe and America,” says Dr Peter Coutteau, business unit manager aquaculture for Nutriad.
“The aquafeed industry is expanding extremely fast and maturing from a young, pioneering sector into a more professional feed industry. The degree of technical development is extremely different among the distinct species and regions. Salmon is the most industrialized aquaculture species, whereas production of shrimp, tilapia, carp and catfish is still under full development and consolidation. However, health prevention has become a key issue for all aquaculture species, increasingly plagued by a diversity of diseases and parasites.”