Nocera mourns death of CEO Jeff Cheng

Jeff Cheng (pictured centre), founder and CEO of the Asian and US aquaculture company Nocera Inc, has died suddenly.

He was seen as one of the leading emerging entrepreneurs and innovators in the South East Asian seafood industry.

David Kou, who has been an independent director at the business for the past six years, takes over as interim chief executive.

Expressing his condolences on behalf of the Nocera team, David Kou said: “We are deeply saddened by the unexpected and untimely loss of Jeff.

“His contributions to our organisation were invaluable, and his presence will be greatly missed. We are committed to honouring his legacy and continuing the trajectory of growth and innovation that he helped establish at Nocera.”

He said despite the unexpected event, Nocera remained steadfast in its commitment to providing sustainable seafood products and pioneering advancements in aquaculture. The Company will continue to focus on its mission to deliver high-quality, environmentally responsible seafood to consumers around the world.

Based in Taiwan, Nocera also has interests in the United States, is a fully integrated sustainable seafood company that provides land-based recirculation aquaculture systems for both fresh and saltwater fish and invests in fish farms by building high-tech RASs.

In February this year Jeff Cheng announced the purchase of 200 acres of land in near Montgomery, Alabama for around US $875,000 for a RAS fish farm project as part of its US expansion.

The company’s main business operation consists of the design, development, and production of large-scale RASs fish tank systems, (aquaculture) for fish farms along with expert consulting, technology transfer, and aquaculture project management services to new and existing aquaculture facilities and operators.

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