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From the Editor: Search for new ideas

February 13, 2023  By Jean Ko Din

I’ve always believed that a magazine is at its best when it brings together a diverse collection of voices and ideas. Whether it be about fish hatcheries or any other industry, readers should always feel like its pages reflect their own thoughts and ideas. 

This issue features a lot of new learnings. In the cover story, we did a round-up of the latest research being published about the tilapia species. It is the third most important fish species in aquaculture, after salmon and carp. It is versatile and tolerant of a variety of environments. It’s no wonder that so many have taken an interest and turned this species into one of the fastest growing sectors. 

This issue also features technical advice from our regular contributors, Ron Hill of Hatchery Hack and the Freshwater Institute for Recirc in Action. These are trusted voices in the industry and I hope these sections continue to bring new ideas for you. 

I also have a role to play in introducing new and challenging ideas to the readers. But, I would otherwise be working in a bubble if I wasn’t being thoughtful about how Hatchery International represents the whole.

With this thought in mind, I’d like to introduce you all to our new editorial advisory board. For two years, they will serve as a trusted focus group of experts whom I can turn to for feedback and guidance. 

I took great care in selecting respected professionals in the hatchery industry with different backgrounds and different expertise. They also represent the industry in different parts of the world. 

My aspiration for this advisory board is to help challenge my own work. They are meant to give me, as editor, an enhanced assurance that the content that I curate for this publication continues to serve relevant information to hatchery professionals in fisheries and aquaculture. 

But at the same time, I’d also like to reassure you that each of these members’ professional affiliations do not earn them any exception or privilege that would otherwise compromise the journalistic integrity and accountability that I strive for. 

My first responsibility will always be to you, the reader. 

And speaking of, I would like to continue relying on you, as well, for new topics and ideas. If you would like to contribute, I invite you to send a message through my inbox at jkodin@annexbusinessmedia.com.  

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