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Chris Blake

Chris Blake, NZ Aquaculture Manager, Fresh by Design, Aquaculture Products & Systems


NZ Aquaculture Manager

Chris graduated with a Masters by Research in Sustainable Aquaculture and Fisheries, from Swansea University in the UK. The focus of his research was fish nutrition. Since graduating he has been working in a number of different areas across the aquaculture sector. This has included:

  • Running the RAS wet labs with a focus on fish health for AquaBioTech in Malta
  • Managing the hatchery operations for one of Africa’s largest vertically integrated tilapia farms
  • Managing RAS production facilities for marine larvae.

He has worked all across the world from Norway to Malta, before returning to New Zealand. Chris has proven experience working with a number of commercial aquaculture species. With a strong background in operating RAS systems, Chris is based in Nelson, NZ and manages Fresh By Design’s New Zealand operations.