'Expertise may prove invaluable'

Fish centre adds industry reps to board

SAICThe Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is strengthening the industry representation with two key appointments.

Ben Hadfield, managing director of Marine Harvest Scotland, and Paddy Campbell, managing director of BioMar, will join the board.

These appointments will see the number of industry representatives on the SAIC board increase from three to five.

Mr Hadfield, who is also chief operating officer of Marine Harvest’s fish feed segment, brings extensive production and technical experience.

Mr Campbell, who held various senior level positions with BioMar, has in-depth knowledge of the development and production of high quality fish feeds.

As such, both new members have expertise that could prove invaluable in helping SAIC address its four priority innovation actions: improved sea lice control; alternative sustainable feeds for finfish; rapid detection methods for viral pathogens and diseases; and secure health-certified mollusc spat production systems.

SAIC chairman Jack Perry said: “SAIC is fortunate to have such a committed and industry- experienced Board. The appointment of Ben and Paddy consolidates this further, bringing new perspectives to the table and helping cement SAIC’s position as a driver of industry-led innovation.”

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