GenoMar appoints breeding manager for Asia Pacific
Thea Luz Pineda will be managing the breeding activities in the center in the Philippines to ensure that the GenoMar strain develops as planned and is multiplicated according to the demand.
GenoMar appointed Thea Luz Pineda as breeding manager for Asia Pacific at the company’s breeding center located in the Philippines. She will be managing the breeding activities to ensure that the GenoMar strain develops as planned and is multiplicated according to the demand of tilapia fingerlings internally and further to the customers.
Pineda has been working in GenoMar Supreme Tilapia in the Philippines for six years. First as a research assistant for four years and then as a senior research assistant for two years. The work tasks included responsibility for all laboratory experiments, fish health management, providing technical works and supervising field trials.
She graduated with academic distinction during her bachelor’s degree in biology at Central Luzon State University, Philippines and is finalizing her master’s degree in aquaculture at the same university. During her free time, Pineda is mentoring secondary students who want to consider future careers in aquaculture research.
“I believe that passion, dedication and hard work are essential to achieve progress in research and development. This is the foundation of the ability to supply high-quality fingerlings with the best possible traits to the farmers. Every new generation of tilapia we make in our breeding program must possess better traits for growth, health and fillet quality than the previous generation,” said Pineda.