The experiences that have marked my professional background in fish farming.
INRA - FRANCE, (September 1986 to July 1988)
Experimental fish farm on KERGUELEN Islands, T.A.A.F. (French Southern and Antarctic Territories). “Sea ranching” production of Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha).
I have been managing for 15 months an experimental fish farm on Kerguelen Island under the direction of INRA (the french National Institute for Agricultural Research). This farm, located in the south of Indian Ocean, was probably the more remote fish farm in the world (50° South, 70° East). I insured the production of smolts, and was responsible for logistics coordination of the project. I also participated in the assessment of salmon populations in the rivers of the island. Finally I attended to the first returns of salmons, which allowed me carry out the first artificial fertilisation on site.
P2M - MONACO, (January 1990 to August 1992)
Hatchery of sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and sea bream (Sparus aurata) and pilot project of fish ongrowing in offshore fish cages.
Technician, (January to August 1990)
Assistant engineer during the transformation of a bulk carrier ship of 150 meters into a hatchery. More specifically, I supervised the installation of the pumps station including a deep-sea suction pipe (70 m depth).
Production Manager Assistant, (september 1990 to August 1992)
Once the hatchery-ship anchored off Monaco, I coordinated and leaded a pilot project of ongrowing in offshore cages. The cages were built on site from second-hand flexible rubber hoses purchased from oil industry. Then the cages were moored at a depth of 100m, 2 miles off the coast and close to the hatchery ship.