Independent aquaculture genetics specialists Xelect have recently announced a number of new customers, and several new hires.
Xelect confirmed the appointment of experienced geneticist Dr Paolo Ruggeri
as Scientific Officer, and earlier in the year Xelect also recruited Dr Mark
Looseley as Senior Geneticist.
Xelect’s CEO, Professor Ian Johnston, commented: ‘We’ve been delighted
to see so much growth. It’s clear that the industry will ultimately fracture
into major producers, using the latest genetics best practice, and smaller
local operations. Companies are increasingly realising that it’s unwise to
commit significant resources to aquaculture operations if they don’t invest
in their genetic capital to improve economic performance.’