AquaGen increases Scotland team

rob murray

THE Scottish branch of AquaGen has just added a third person to its team, a testament to the growing importance of the company in the UK.
Robert Murray (pictured) has been appointed technical advisor in Scotland. Based at the Stirling University Innovation Park, he will help provide technical advice and assistance to AquaGen’s customers and be the main collaborator on industry research projects.
The Norwegian owned firm is a specialist in genomic selection and is the world’s leading supplier of fertilised salmon and rainbow trout eggs to the global salmonid aquaculture sector. It announced in November 2017 its plans for egg production in Scotland for the 2018/19 season.
‘I am very pleased to join the AquaGen team at such an exciting time in the company’s development in Scotland and the wider UK,’ said Murray.
With a degree in zoology and 37 years’ experience in the industry, Murray brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to AquaGen. Much of that time has been spent at the Howietoun fish farm near Stirling, producing smolts for the Scottish salmon farming industry.
‘I started there as a stock worker in 1984 and worked my way up to become general manager, a position I held from 1991,’ he said.
‘Now it is time for a change and a new challenge, and I am keen to start sharing my knowledge and experience.’
Andrew Reeve, managing director of AquaGen Scotland, said he is looking forward to introducing Murray to AquaGen’s growing customer base in the UK.
‘I believe that the enthusiasm and expertise he offers, together with our exciting range of salmonid egg products, will be of great benefit in helping to grow their businesses.’

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