With our growing world population we are placing Earth’s natural resources under severe pressure. One of our most pressing challenges will be to feed everyone a balanced and nutritious diet while keeping our effects on the environment to a minimum.

Our Experts

At the core of the Aqua-Spark Ecosystem is our Global Expert Network. Some of the industry’s most brilliant and dedicated scientists, technologists, speciesists, breeders, feed specialist, etc. have been working with Aqua-Spark to develop it’s strategy and pipeline and continue to work with us to find and vet deals and strengthen portfolio companies. While our expert network is well over 50 committed experts and continually growing, here is a sampling of who they are: 

Thierry Chopin

Professor of Marine Biology, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada

Thierry Chopin

Focus Ecophysiology and biochemistry of seaweeds of commercial value and development of Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) systems for environmental sustainability, economic stability...
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Randall Brummett

Senior Aquaculture Specialist, World Bank

Randall Brummett

Focus The development of a portfolio of investment in sustainable aquaculture, as well as exploring ecosystem approaches to risk reduction...
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Malcolm Beveridge

Visiting Professor at University of Stirling, former Discipline Director of the Aquaculture and Genetic Improvement, WorldFish

Malcolm Beveridge

Focus The impacts of aquaculture and fisheries on the environment, poverty, and hunger...
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Sunil Kadri

CEO, Aquaculture Innovation; Director – International Business Development, Europharma

Sunil Kadri

Focus Innovation to enhance aquaculture sustainability...
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Ron Zweig

Member of Falmouth’s Water Quality Management Committee, President of the Coonamessett Farm Foundation

‌Ron Zweig

Focus Technical specialist and task manager with nearly four decades of experience on programs involving food security and environmental assessment...
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Yonathan Zohar

Professor

Yonathan Zohar

Professor Zohar conducts research and development programs in sustainable marine aquaculture and has integrated basic science with applications in the aquaculture industry.....
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Carlos Wurmann

M.Sc.Economics, Ind. Civil Engineer

Carlos Wurmann

Investment and development projects, planning, markets, sectoral prospective, technology development and transfer...
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Ivar Warrer-Hansen

Head of Business Developments at Inter Aqua Advance A/S

Ivar Warrer-Hansen

World renowned expert in Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology, assessment of different RAS concepts for commercial viability and new potential...
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Marc Verdegem

Aquaculture Systems Management, Ph.D

Marc Verdegem

Focus Aquaculture systems management Education Marine Sciences with specialization in Aquaculture, University of Puerto ...
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Deborah Mosca

CEO of Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, North Carolina, USA

Deborah Mosca

Multi-disciplinary project team leader focused on facilitating collaborations between and among universities, scientific researchers, industry, and funding organizations to translate marine science into new products and services...
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Barry Costa-Pierce

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Endowed Professor and Chair of Marine Sciences and Director of the Marine Science Center

Barry Costa-Pierce

Focus Marine ecology, ecological aquaculture, and the sustainability science of fisheries & aquaculture...
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Dave Little

David Little is currently the Chair of Aquatic Resource Development at the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling and responsible for Internationalisation.

Dave Little

Research and educational interests focus around the societal impacts of aquaculture and, increasingly....
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Kevin Fitzsimmons

Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Arizona and past President of the World Aquaculture Society

Kevin Fitzsimmons

His research and extension work since 1981 at the University of Arizona have focused on improving the sustainability of the aquaculture industry in the US and abroad...
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