Hatchery International

Hatchery International’s 2021 Top 10 Under 40

Celebrating the drive, expertise, and passion of our industry’s hatchery professionals

From overcoming the challenges of a global pandemic, to innovating in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), this year’s Top 10 Under 40 hatchery professionals have injected their passion into their life’s work. Their careers may only be just beginning, but they continue to make waves that will ripple throughout the industry.


Carlota Castaneda-Cobo

Carlota Castaneda-Cobo
Contagious optimism

Since she was a child, Carlota Castaneda-Cobo has always been fascinated by the ocean. When she decided to make the ocean her life’s work, she found a calling within a calling in the world of aquaculture. Read more.

 

Delcio Gonçalves da Cunha

Delcio Gonçalves da Cunha
Growth mindset

In his 12-year career, Delcio Gonçalves da Cunha has learned that innovation is the key to success. “I would like all young people who have affinity and interest in this field of aquaculture to always seek innovations and solutions for the evolution of zootechnical productivity indices,” says the 36-year-old. Read more. 

 

Dao Van Chuong

Dao Van Chuong

Self-made 

Growing up in the coastal province of Ninh Thuam in Vietnam, Doa Van Chuong learned that the fisheries and hatchery industry was the heart of the region’s economy. Read more

 

 

Emerson Esteves

Emerson Esteves

Lead by Example

Emerson Esteves is a fish farmer first and foremost. But with his 20 years of aquaculture experience, he has become an influential leader in the São Paulo region in Brazil. Esteves, 39, is the owner and head biologist of Peixe Vivo, one of the largest tilapia fingerlings producers in the state. Read more.