Mowi Scotland has hired leading aquaculture academic Hervé Migaud as the company’s Fish Health, Welfare & Biology Director.

Migaud has joined Mowi from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling where he was Professor and Head of the Production Research Group. He is also President of the European Aquaculture Society.

He has more than 20 years’ experience working in collaboration with world-leading industry partners on fish breeding, physiology, farming systems and technology, husbandry manipulations (environmental, dietary, genetic, systems), health, stress and welfare and domestication of new species.

In the last decade, Migaud has co-authored 157 peer-reviewed publications to date, many relevant to the Atlantic salmon sector, with focus on breeding and genetics, health, welfare and nutrition.

Reporting to Ben Hadfield, COO Farming Scotland, Ireland & The Faroes, Migaud will lead the company’s fish health and biology team in Scotland that helps care for its Atlantic salmon, ballan wrasse and lumpfish, and will sit as a member of Mowi Scotland’s senior management team.

Ben Hadfield said: “Hervé brings a very strong academic background and applied research to our company. We expect his years of knowledge and team management will lead to continued improvements to our salmon’s biological results.”

Speaking about joining Mowi Scotland, Hervé Migaud said: “Over the last 20 years, I’ve had many collaborations with Mowi on research projects from eggs to harvest, addressing key aspects of the production cycle and witnessed directly the technological breakthroughs made during this period. This has been very impressive, and I am looking forward to contributing to the future success of the largest salmon company in the world.”

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