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AquaMaof expands capabilities with new salmon R&D specialist

October 19, 2021  By RAStech Editorial Staff

Dr. John Taylor, newly-appointed salmon R&D specialist at AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. Photo: AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd.

AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd. has announced the appointment of Dr. John F. Taylor, salmonid biology expert, as the company’s salmon research and development (R&D) specialist. In this position, Taylor will serve under AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies’ CTO, and will broadly support the company’s operational departments.

With this appointment, AquaMaof will expand its R&D and technological capabilities through leveraging Taylor’s expertise. Taylor will lead and assist in the development of optimally-designed, land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facilities, and assimilate his specific knowledge of the salmon field, into aspects of facility operation, design, and R&D.

With more than 20 years of both educational and working aquaculture industry experience, Taylor comes to AquaMaof after working at the University of Stirling as a senior lecturer in salmonid biology in the Breeding & Nutrition Group of the Institute of Aquaculture, since 2016. Taylor’s portfolio of research expertise includes titles such as ‘Impacts of RAS technology on salmonid development and smolt robustness’, ‘Improvement of production traits and commercialization of triploid salmon’, and ‘Evaluation of genotype x environment interactions on key performance traits’.


“We are delighted to welcome Dr. John F. Taylor to AquaMaof, in what is a very important professional addition both to the company’s team and to the world of RAS,” said David Hazut, CEO of AquaMaof. “Dr. Taylor is a very distinguished academic, with vast knowledge and experience in aquaculture. His in-depth expertise in salmonoid biology is a significant asset that will serve to augment the company’s R&D and technology capabilities in salmon and other areas, strengthening AquaMaof’s ability to provide the optimal solution and support to our customers.”

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