Waldo Nuez Ortin has been appointed lead scientist aquaculture for Nutriad. Photo: Nutriad

Researcher joins Nutriad in top science role

Feed additives manufacturer Nutriad has appointed a new lead scientist for aquaculture. Waldo Nuez Ortin, whon graduated as a veterinarian at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, has more than a decade of experience in aquaculture research and project management.

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Peter Coutteau: Increasingly important role for feed additives. Photo: Nutriad

"Specialised feed additives are playing an increasingly important role in aquaculture feed formulations and profitability of fish and shrimp farmers," said Peter Coutteau, business unit director aquaculture for Belgium-based Nutriad.

"Our continued research programmes on different specialty additives for different aquaculture species increases the need for innovation and specialised product development."

Industry experience

Nuez has more than 10 years of academic and industry experience in aquaculture research and project management. After graduating, he obtained his MSc in Animal Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and completed a PhD on fish nutrition at the University of Tasmania and CSIRO (Australia).

In between his MSc and PhD studies, he worked as an aquaculture technical manager in the feed additive industry. After his PhD, he continued as lecturer/researcher at James Cook University (Australia), where he actively collaborated with industry and academic partners in the evaluation and development of novel feed ingredients and additives.

“I am excited to join the Nutriad team and hope to contribute to with my academic and practical knowledge of aquaculture research, biotechnological tools and experimental design to support the high need for innovation in aquaculture specialty additives,” said Nuez.

Consistent investment

Nutriad chief executive Erik Visser said: “Nutriad has consistently been investing in species specific solutions for the aqua market, which has helped us to create a leadership position in the industry that recognises us for how we convert science into practical solutions, that build on a deep understanding of the challenges producers around the world face.

"The recent acquisition of Nutriad by Adisseo will help us accelerate our solution offering to the market, as it will allow us to combine technical knowledge across various platforms, combine portfolios and tap into a rich R&D pipeline.”