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New technical director at Benchmark Genetics

April 10, 2021  By Hatchery International staff

Alan Tinch has been appointed as the new technical director at Benchmark Genetics. 

Tinch joins three new members to the board of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, including Alan Sutherland, marine director at the Scottish Salmon Company and Pieter van West, director of the International Centre for Aquaculture Research and Development at the University of Aberdeen.

Tinch is an advanced breeding and genetics specialist with more than 30 years of experience managing commercial research and development projects. 

“At Benchmark Genetics our key priority is to provide our customers with the best start to the production cycle by providing high quality, healthy and robust animals. Innovation is a key part of this and I believe creating solid partnerships with industry and academia is vitally important in driving progress,” Tinch said in a company statement announcing his new position. 


The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre is one of seven innovation centres introduced by the Scottish Government to drive economic growth. The group aims to connect industry with academia to share insights and knowledge, and attract funding into Scottish aquaculture.

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