• P2M - 1990-1992

    Monaco.

     

    Production Manager Assistant.

    In charge of sea bass and sea bream ongrowing in cage for an Offshore pilot project.

    Staff training (merchant navy divers and seamen).

  • P2M - 1991

    Monaco.

     

    Management (from installation to production) of a 3 offshore cages pilot project. Cages were moored 2 miles offshore at 100m depht.

  • P2M - 1991

    Monaco.

     

    Design of mooring components for offshore facilities.

  • ACQUA AZZURRA- 1995-1998

    Sicily - Italy.

     

     

    Production manager.

    Production in cages of sea bass and sea bream, 470 tons per year. Production in raceway of sea bass and sea bream, 230 tons per year . Management of the offshore and land sites, and packing plant.

  • ACQUA AZZURRA - 1997

    Sicily - Italy.

     

    Responsible for the project (from specification to sea trials) of a 45 feet versatile well boat allowing transporting juveniles as well as performing all tasks routinely carried out on offshore cage sites.

  • 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.

  • CULMAREX GROUP - 2004

    Águilas - Spain.

     

    Design of the mooring components for offshore facilities.

  • TINAMENOR GROUP - 2010-2011

    Gran Canaria - Spain

     

    Group Chief Operating Officer for Canary Islands.

    Production in cages  of sea bass and sea bream, 2,800 tons per year. Management of 2 concessions and a packing plant. 55 employees.

     

    Significant achievements:

    1- Risk assessment of the group's grow-out activity (production facilities, environment, production strategy, animal health, staff security, theft or vandalism, legal aspects).

    • Propositions of solutions.
    • Preparation of an action plan.
    • Implementation of the selected solutions

     

    2- Setting up of a tool for the evaluation of the production strategy with the aim of increasing margin and productivity per cage. The developped tool allowed comparing distinct production scenarios.

  • AGROPARISTECH - 2013

    Paris - France.

     

    Participation in the teatching unit for second year of the engineering course of AgroParisTech:

    "Sea products sector: from production to world markets".

     

    SINAPS Consult is particularly involved in:

    • Fish farming in cages worldwide and his evolution.
    • Offshore technology.
    • Parameterization of production costs.
    • Economic analysis of 2 production strategies.
  • AGROPARISTECH - 2014

    Paris - France.

     

    Participation in the teatching unit for the second year of the engineering course of AgroParisTech:

    "Sea products sector: from production to world markets".

     

    SINAPS Consult is particularly involved in:

    • Fish farming in cages worldwide and his evolution.
    • Offshore technology.
    • Sea bass and sea bream markets and trade flows.
    • Parameterization of production costs.
    • Economic analysis of 2 production strategies.
  • AGROPARISTECH - 2016

    Paris - France.

     

    Participation in the teatching unit for the second year of the engineering course of AgroParisTech:

    "Sea products sector: from production to world markets".

     

    SINAPS Consult is particularly involved in:

    • Fish farming in cages worldwide and his evolution.
    • Offshore technology.
    • Sea bass and sea bream markets and trade flows.
    • Parameterization of production costs.
    • Economic analysis of 2 production strategies.
  • OCEANPRIME - 2016-2017

    Lisbon – Portugal.

     

    Support of a project in the execution phase: Grow-out of sea bream (Sparus aurata) and greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) in offshore cages in Madeira.

    • Technical advice on investments.
    • Advice on all aspects of production.
    • Study of establishment and anchoring projects.
    • Nets design.
    • Schedules of specifications for the workboat.
  • AGROPARISTECH - 2017

    Paris - France.

     

    Participation in the teatching unit for the second year of the engineering course of AgroParisTech:

    "Sea products sector: from production to world markets".

     

    SINAPS Consult is particularly involved in:

    • Fish farming in cages worldwide and his evolution.
    • Offshore technology.
    • Sea bass and sea bream markets and trade flows.
    • Parameterization of production costs.
    • Economic analysis of 2 production strategies.
  • Circular cage in polyethylene and catamaran

    SINAPS consult provides expertise in all aspects of Marine fish farming, particularly in Offshore aquaculture including the design and setting of state of the art technologies, the implementation of adapted production strategies together with a relevant planification of risk management.

     

    In addition, SINAPS consult may provide guidance in Shellfish farming and specifically develop innovative and ergonomic production systems.

     

    Importantly, although both fish farming and shellfish farming may be considered as separate domains, their combination is highly relevant as it allows a substantial decrease in the environmental impact of intensive fish production. Indeed, the production of filtrating bivalves at the vicinity of fish farms lowers the release of particles while increasing farm benefits.

  •  Close-up on freshly harvested farmed Sea BassAfter more than 20 years dedicated to aquaculture and farm management in exposed sites, I decided to share my experience and advise producers and professionals from the field.

     

    I gained experiences and knowledge within a wide range of production facilities, from small companies to large international groups. My responsibilities included technical, biological, economic and human aspects.

     

    This experience allows SINAPS Consult to get involved and provide expertise at all levels and development stages of your project.

     

     

    Fabrice Denis

     

    Follow this link to know my professional experience:20 YEARS ON THE SPOT

  • Offshore site exposed to cresting waves

    Fish production in sheltered area is a common production system and is quite simple to implement. However, the favourable locations for this type of fish farm often competes closely with other intense human activities such as tourism or industry. The good locations are therefore scarce.

  • Close-up on freshly harvested farmed Sea Bream

    We have developed our skills and expertise within exposed sites, mostly in sea bass and sea bream producing farms in offshore conditions.

     

    SINAPS Consult capacities cover 3 main areas: Farm management, fish husbandry, rearing systems & equipments.

     

    Farm management

    Due to a long experience in multi-site management, we have gained strong capacities in planification and coordination. The development of production strategies, their economic analysis and the implementation of improvement plans has given us a perfect control and knowledge of all the production stages

     

    SINAPS Consult will advise in order to optimise your results.

     

    Fish husbandry

    Mediterranean aquaculture is mainly based in the rearing of 2 species (sea bass and sea bream), which is usually carried out within the same company, often even in the same production site. The specific management of the needs required by each species (feeding regime, health control, biological requirements, behaviour…) is a perfect background for the development of rearing technologies for other species.

     

    SINAPS Consult can provide expertise on any species.

     

    Rearing systems and equipments

    Looking for the best trade-off between resistance, animal welfare, ergonomy and cost, requires a constant will of improvement. This requires a perfect knowledge of the selected materials and of their behaviour under the conditions of use.

     

    The strong operational knowledge of SINAPS Consult allows us to provide you with the most relevant solutions.

  • Wellboat unloading fingerlings in the cage on wich she is moored.

    SINAPS Consult can provide support and services at any development stage of your project.                                         

     

    • Feasibility studies
    • Technical expertise 
    • Risk assessment, proposition and implementation of improvement measures
    • Engineering (sizing, design of infrastructures including nets and moorings)
    • Production follow up
    • Training and coaching

     

    We are fully available to study your situation, understand your needs and propose the most suitable answer.

  • System of pond in Ré island, used for shellfish farming

    Mollusc production plants are facing highly challenging sanitary and environmental constraints that must orientate the choice of future production sites and/or farming techniques.

  • Scallops produced in lanterns

    You will benefit from our professionalism and know-how in one of the most demanding fields of aquaculture.                            

     

    SINAPS Consult is specialised in Offshore aquaculture. In that environment, production is carried out under conditions that can be particularly severe, hence nothing should be left to chance.Every aspect of Offshore aquaculture is crucial. Altrhough production itself is obviously the main focus, infrastructure maintenance, logistics, human resources management, security and many other aspects are key components of success.

     

    SINAPS Consult will provide you with the most relevant advices based on sound experience and proven results. Whatever the aquaculture sector you are involved in, just contact us and we will be delighted to exchange and further determine how best we can help to reach your objectives.

Over 20 years’ experience and know how in aquaculture to ensure the success of your projects.

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