Seafish lands aquaculture consultant
Seafish (the United Kingdom’s Sea Fish Industry Authority) on Monday appointed Richard Prickett in a consultancy capacity to advise on aquaculture.
Prickett’s expertise includes the technical, financial and managerial aspects of a hatchery and the production of a variety of species, including turbot, sole, southern flounder, sea bass, sea bream, cod, snapper and cobia.
His career spans more than 35 years, working for several seafood companies, including Golden Sea Product in Scotland, Shearwater Fish Farming in the Isle on Man and Marine Farms in Norway. Most recently, Prickett set up his own consultancy company, RSP Services.
“This appointment will enable us to build our knowledge [of aquaculture],” said Dr. Paul Williams, Seafish research director. “We have restructured our aquaculture team following the departure of Sue Utting at the end of last year. We believe Richard’s considerable experience and close ties with the supply and production industries will help us respond to developments in this growing sector of the seafood industry.”