Hatchery International celebrates exceptional women in the industry
By Mari-Len De Guzman
In observance of International Women’s Day, the editorial team at Hatchery International is showcasing some of the past stories that celebrate leadership, breakthroughs and exceptionalism of women in the hatchery sector and the aquaculture industry.
Saving the scallop
Jessica Harvey, hatchery technician at The Ocean Conservation Trust in Plymouth, U.K., is leading an initiative to ease the pressure on scallop fishing through her work at a new scallop hatchery that aims to promote a sustainable alternative to wild-caught scallop. (Read more)
These two Florida women are working to support local shellfish production through their hatchery that constantly pushes to develop and improve farming methods. Victoria Parks, co-founder and hatchery manager, and Carolina Panoff, sales and marketing manager, are leading the charge at Seaventure Clam Co. (Read more)
Women of science
Not only are women in the industry making waves in hatchery operations across the world, they are also leading some of the most promising research initiatives in the aquaculture industry.
Nofima scientist Asa Espmark is studying fish welfare and how different production systems are affecting them. (Read more)
Striking that balance in many ways is what Lisa Guy’s job calls for as the curator of the Microalgal Culture Collection of the Milford Laboratory, based in Milford, Connecticut. (Read more)
Diane Kapareiko, a microbiologist at the NOAA’s Milford Laboratory, in Connecticut, U.S.A., has been working on a breakthrough probiotic that improves the survival rate of hatchery-produced oyster larvae. (Read more)
A team of women scientists is leading a multistakeholder collaborative project in Europe to investigate and find solutions to the challenge of gill disease in farmed salmon. (Read more)
As if managing five complex hatcheries is not enough, Arlen Taylor also serves as the go-to person for other farms and acts as industry lead for various government and non-government entities, including the committee writing the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Fish in Canada. (Read more)
Book smarts and street smarts. These two skills embody the professional work of Brittany Palm-Flawd. (Read more)
In the world of aquaculture where knowledge connotes decades of experience in the industry, young professional Jill Voorhees is already making a mark through her research and their practical hatchery applications with less than a decade under her belt. (Read more)
In a span of less than three years, Marit Holmvaag Hansen transitioned from smolt coordinator to production manager, leading around 30 staff members and overseeing the production of up to 15 million smolts at Cermaq Norway’s smolt and hatchery sites. (Read more)