Prior to his role at Ventisqueros he has worked for a number of other salmon farming companies as well as at the Chilean Salmon Farmers Association (Intesal of SalmonChile).
He was also part of the freshwater team at AquaChile, where he gained considerable experience in genetics and breeding, smolt production and planning. He is a graduate of Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, in Chile, and holds an MSc in aquaculture from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
He will be working closely with Benchmark Genetics in Norway and Iceland to exchange knowledge and technology to develop the company’s breeding programme in Chile.
“We are very pleased to have Pablo joining our team. His wide knowledge of the Chilean salmon industry, professionalism and commitment, together with his experience leading people make Pablo a key resource for the further development of Benchmark Genetics Chile productive and commercial plans,” said Jan-Emil Johannessen, head of genetics at Benchmark.
The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course
It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and
welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time
promote good productivity and comply with legislation.