…and in Chile
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.’