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New VP and general manager for land-based aquaculture group. Innovasea, a global leader in technologically advanced aquatic solutions for aquaculture and fish tracking, has named Marc Turano as vice president and general manager of its land-based aquaculture group.

Turano, who holds a doctorate in zoology from North Carolina State University, has more than 25 years of experience in the aquaculture industry and is an expert on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), fish nutrition and fish physiology.

“Marc’s deep aquaculture experience, impressive academic record and impeccable business instincts make him the perfect choice to lead our growing land-based aquaculture business,” said Innovasea CEO David Kelly. “His strong vision and leadership skills will be vital as we continue to expand our RAS design/build business and broaden our expertise in land-based fish farming.”

Prior to joining Innovasea, Turano spent nearly five years at Cargill Inc., where he served as sales director for its seafood business. Before that he worked in various sales roles at Pentair, including global sales manager.

“Innovasea is a world leader in RAS design and critical system components, and I’m excited to join the team and start driving new business,” said Turano. “The company’s focus on innovation and its breakthroughs in environmental monitoring and artificial intelligence complement its track record with RAS systems. Taken together they provide a compelling differentiator for those investing in land-based aquaculture.”

Earlier in his career Turano served as director of N.C. State’s Marine Aquatic Research Centre and as a mariculture and blue crab expert for the North Carolina Sea Grant.

In addition to his doctorate, Turano holds a Master of Science in Mariculture from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

About Innovasea

Fuelled by leading-edge technology and a passion for research and development, Innovasea is revolutionising aquaculture and advancing the science of fish tracking to make our oceans and freshwater ecosystems sustainable for future generations. With 250 employees worldwide, we provide full end-to-end solutions for fish farming and aquatic species research – including quality equipment that’s efficient and built to last, expert consulting services, and innovative platforms and products that deliver unrivalled data, information and insights.