…and in Chile

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FEED group Skret­ting Chile is to launch an ini­tia­tive aimed at sum­mon­ing the young tal­ents in the in­dus­try.

It is hoped that the Young In­dus­try Pro­fes­sion­als pro­gramme will en­able the next gen­er­a­tion to de­liver their vi­sion of aqua­cul­ture, look­ing ahead to 2030.

Skret­ting Chile de­cided there was a need to take an in­no­va­tive look at the chal­lenges of the in­dus­try.

Spe­cialised tal­ents, a more sus­tain­able in­dus­try, po­si­tion­ing aqua­cul­ture ca­reers as a pro­fes­sional choice, and strength­en­ing the sec­tor’s ac­tiv­i­ties as an agent for re­gional and na­tional devel­op­ment, are key fea­tures of the pro­gramme, which is spon­sored by Hen­drix Ge­net­ics and Lucta.

The ini­tia­tive was set up in late Novem­ber with a full-day work­shop in Puerto Varas. Each com­pany was in­vited to select two rep­re­sen­ta­tives be­tween the ages of 25 and 35, with a to­tal of 40 young lead­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing.

‘The ini­tia­tive stemmed from the call made at AquaVi­sion 2018, when we were in­vited to re-start the ‘blue rev­o­lu­tion’, to face the cur­rent chal­lenges of the in­dus­try,’ said Ron­ald Bar­low, gen­eral man­ager of Skret­ting Chile.

‘From the con­crete ideas of that meet­ing, we wanted to take up the chal­lenge of bring­ing to­gether young tal­ents, so that they - with a fresh view - can give us their vi­sion of this in­dus­try.

‘We be­lieve that this ac­tiv­ity will al­low us to put the dif­fer­ent needs of the aqua­cul­ture in­dus­try in the coun­try on the ta­ble, in an en­vi­ron­ment of col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­no­va­tion, and from the per­spec­tive of the new gen­er­a­tions.’

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