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Cadman Capital hires RAS, hatchery experts

June 10, 2021  By  Nestor Arellano

Forrest Petersen (left) and Cristian Cox (right). (image from: Cadman Capital Group)

Cadman Capital Group said it is pushing forward with growing its aquaculture portfolio with the recruitment of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) designer and a shellfish hatchery specialist.

Forrest Petersen joins Cadman’s Orkney Shellfish Hatchery team as oyster hatchery consultant, while Cristian Cox joins Cadman’s Ocean On Land Technology in the specialist role of RAS designer and engineer.

Ocean On Land provides clawed lobster hatchery and farming equipment, systems, feeds and consultancy.


Cox will focus on optimizing Ocean On Land Technology’s existing product range, including its flagship Aquahive product. He will also be involved in the development of new products as the business continues to research and develop innovative aquaculture solutions, offering both new and existing clients a wider product range.

Petersen will be responsible for scaling up the bio-secure production facility at Orkney Shellfish Hatchery, as it looks to move to commercial production of European native oyster spat.

Cox is an aquaculture engineer with more than 24 years of international experience in the biotechnology, bioprocess automation, biomedical instrumentation and industrial process automation fields.

His involvement in aquaculture projects cover a variety of countries including Norway, USA, Canada, Chile, The Netherlands, Malta and the United Arab Emirates.

Petersen is a shellfish hatchery specialist with more than 14 years of experience in the operation and management of shellfish farms and hatcheries. He gained experience managing the Marshall Islands Mariculture Farm, which is a subsidiary of US aquaculture-giant Ocean Reefs and Aquariums. Petersen also spent six years managing the University of Hawaii’s bivalve oyster hatchery in Hilo.

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