AquaMaof appoints salmon R&D specialist
John F. Taylor’s extensive expertise in salmon research will be applied to AquaMaof’s facility operation and design as well as its R&D capability.
AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies appointed John F. Taylor, an expert in salmonid biology, to serve under the company’s CTO in a broad role supporting all its operational departments. With his appointment, the company is expanding its R&D and technological capabilities, leveraging Taylor’s expertise and in-depth research and development in salmon and other fields. In addition to leading and assisting in the development of optimally designed land-based RAS facilities, his specific knowledge in the salmon field will also be assimilated into aspects of facility operation, design and R&D.
With over 20 years of experience both in academia and working in the aquaculture industry, Taylor joins AquaMaof from the University of Stirling, where he has been a senior lecturer in salmonid biology in the Breeding & Nutrition Group of the Institute of Aquaculture since 2016. Throughout his career, he has worked closely with key industry representatives including major feed companies, breeders and on-growing companies within the UK, Europe and internationally.
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, among others. He is also the holder of a European patent for his composition comprising phosphorous for use in preventing deformities in triploid fish.
“We are delighted to welcome 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. “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.”