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Expert in Fish Farming, Food and Ornamental Fish, Processing and Marketing


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Israel
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Thirty five years of experience in aquaculture and agricultural development, from academic science to practical production technology and implementation. From vision and concept design to supply of the end user, and from the development of aquaculture operations for family farms to large corporates, from hatchery to processing, and from conception to market penetration. I believe in sustainable and ethical aquaculture as a process for nutritional security for all people. Committed to the development of aquaponic technology to address the major challenges facing fish and vegetable production with global applicability, focusing on challenges facing the smallholder in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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aquaculture

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carp

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carp farming

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fish

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fish farm

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fish farming

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food product quality control

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food quality assurance

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freshwater fish

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freshwater aquaculture

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freshwater shrimp

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hatchery

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tilapia farm

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development process

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shrimp

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koi


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1976   B.Sc.   Biology   Hebrew University of Jerusalem  
1977   M.Sc.   Ecology and Marine Biology   Hebrew University   Honours
  Ph.D   Aquaponics   Ben Gurion University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to 2012

 

Triton Group India

 

Aquaculture

 

Head of Aquaculture, COO

 

Development of company aquaculture strategy. Management of four farms in India, Shrimp , Tilapia, Pangasius and Carps. Various reserviours , cage farms and a cage farm for Tilapia in Ghana on Lake Volta.

1996 to 2010

 

Crownpark Ltd. UK

 


 

Owner

 

Company importing and wholesaling koi from own farm in Israel and Japanese Koi Farms into the UK and Europe.

2005 to 2008

 

Rift Valley Koi Ltd. Israel

 


 

Partner / Manager

 

Development of koi farm producing high grade and disease free koi for the European and World market.

1992 to 1997

 

Pisces Aquaculture Ltd, UK

 


 

Partner, Manager

 

Set up farm producing mainly Tilapia for the supermarkets. Production utilised cooling water form a textile factory that utilised the waste heat from an in house power plant. The development of the farm from conception, design, funding, construction, development of broodstock and production and processing of the product.

1990 to 1992

 

Tewin Mill Fish Farm, UK

 


 

Partner

 

Partner in wholesale business involved in the importation, aclimatization and sale of ornamental fish in the UK.

1983 to 1990

 

Pisces Aquaculture Ltd.

 


 

Owner

 

Owner of a family farm ( small holding ) in Israel that initiated the production of koi and the ornamental fish industry in Israel. From conceptoion as a result of an identification in the market need to design production and distribution worldwide.

1980 to 1983

 

Aquaculture Production Technolgy Ltd.

 


 

Project Manager, Phillippines

 

Development of the largest freshwater prawn ( Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farm including hatchery, nursery and growout. Production output of 4500 tons/ annum. Expert made the initial feasability study and site selection in 1980 and then mamaged the project from design through construction production and marketing.

2012 to 2015

 

Desert Aquaponic Company

 

Israel

 

CEO

 

Founder of the Desert Aquaponic Company.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Chairman: Professional Koi Dealers Association, UK (1993-2002). Member: Steering Committee on KHV for DEFRA, UK (2004-2007). Member: Shinkokai - Koi Dealers Association – Japan (1995-2007).

Awards/Recognition

ADAS Awards – Gold Tesco Award for Producers; Silver MAFF Award for Collaborative Marketing.


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2004   DEFRA   Commitee Member   Stearing Commitee on KHV

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Consultant for the development of Tilapia farm in Bendel State, Nigeria utilizing Brewery waste as feed source. 1985-1990.
  • Consultant from Tahal ( Israel Water Design ) for fish farm projects in Kenya, Nigeria and Mexico 1985-1990.
  • Beauty Fish – Moshav Givat Hen. Farm producing disease free koi in a closed recycled system. Design and implementation of systems for the economic production of high grade koi.
  • Research and Development manager for a team of five scientists researching the commercial production of rotifers and protozoa and their cysts for the larval nutrition of fish species with small sized mouths.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1983 to   Israel   Conception and development of ornamental fish as an industry in Israel. Importation of original parent stock and development of the industry.
1980 to 1983   Philippines   Project Manager for Manila Bank prawn production integration in Luzon, Philippines. Saw project from feasibility through design and construction of hatchery nursery and grow-out of 4500 ton/ annum of Machrobrachium rosenbergii.
1983 to 1989   Nigeria   Consultant for the development of Tilapia farm in Bendel State, Nigeria utilizing Brewery waste as feed source.
1983 to 1989   Kenya   Consultant from Tahal ( Israel Water Design ) for fish farm projects in Kenya, Nigeria and Mexico.
1990 to 2007   UK   Entrepreneur of Pisces Aquaculture Fish farm based in Courtaulds site in Spondon Derbyshire. ( Major industrial complex with its own gas fired power station). This farm bred, and grew 300 tons Tilapia/annum and 30 tons ornamental and course angling fish utilizing hot water from the power station. With own processing facility supplied directly to Tesco supermarkets together with another 1200 tons of additional species of farmed fish annually. 1996 – 2003. Proprietor of Crownpark Ltd – company dealing with :- 1) The importation and sale of Koi Carp from Japan and my own farm in Israel. 2) The representation and sale of food fish from a number of European fish farms into the UK supermarkets and catering industry.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hebrew   He is fluent in Hebrew language and proficient in reading and writing
French   Limited communication skills.
Spanish   Limited communication skills
English   Mother tongue

Market Research:
Ability to delineate market needs and production capabilities in terms of the state of art of the applied technology available. Ability to take applied research and realise into commercial production.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive knowledge of the producers of aquaculture and processing equipment and consumables.

Other Skills and Services

High level of expertise in hatchery and growout of fish. Master in the appreciation and valuation of koi carp ( invited as Judge to National All Japan Koi Show ).


 

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