We are pleased to introduce Chris Blake as our NZ Aquaculture Manager.
With a strong background in operating RAS systems, Chris is based in Nelson, NZ and manages Fresh By Design’s New Zealand operations.
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; through to 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.
Chris can be contacted on:
Phone +64 21 180 7995