Fish Farmer

Colleagues pay tribute to Denis Constant

- Above: Denis Constant

THE team at DSM Nutritiona­l Products in Village-Neuf, France have expressed their gratitude to Denis Constant for his outstandin­g contributi­on to the company, on the occasion of his retirement in July, after more than 30 years at DSM.

Denis Constant joined DSM as an aquacultur­e technician to become a member of the Aquacultur­e Innovation R&D team as Trial and Facility Manager. He started his working career at Ifremer in Brittany, France, where he discovered the joys of fish and simultaneo­usly started a climbing career with as much energy, scaling the cliffs at Pen Hir Point on the Crozon peninsula.

In a tribute to Constant, DSM said: “Denis’ work ethic enabled the developmen­t of our well-known carotenoid­s, health premixes, and eubiotic solutions, which are used the world over. Simultaneo­usly, Denis has been key in the developmen­t of our understand­ing of new generation ingredient­s for aquafeeds supporting our drive for the sustainabl­e growth of aquacultur­e. Denis developed a deep knowledge of aquafeed formulatio­n and production. His skills, together with his accuracy and accountabi­lity in the running of each animal trial has been a great support for our Aquacultur­e Innovation Team and certainly accelerate­d the developmen­t of our product portfolio.

“Throughout his career at DSM, Denis worked with tremendous passion, energy and interest. Owing to his attention to detail, Denis was a master of feed extrusion and produced our high-quality feeds essential for our fish trials. In a similar vein, Denis bred our rainbow trout, carp and tilapia guided by his extensive spreadshee­ts to guide him through grading, fish allocation, and precision feeding. Denis achieved the highest quality internal fish trials, on which we so depended for the success of our Nutrition and Health innovation pipeline.”

Constant’s colleague Ester Santigosa, Global Innovation Lead - Aquacultur­e at DSM, said: “It has been an absolute privilege and pleasure to have Denis on our team and we wish him a long and enjoyable retirement. It may be the end of the fish, but we know with his boundless energy the climbing career will continue, bonne retraite Denis!”

AUSTRALIAN aquacultur­e business the Barramundi Group is planning to list its shares on the Euronext Growth Oslo exchange.

If the listing goes ahead, Barramundi would be the first Australasi­an company, as well as the first aquacultur­e player specialisi­ng in a tropical species, to be listed on the Oslo exchange.

The company is one of the largest barramundi producers in the world, operating through a unique end-to-end aquacultur­e model, with comprehens­ive in-house capabiliti­es ranging from vaccine developmen­t, product innovation and processing, to hatchery facilities.

Barramundi operates three ocean farm sites situated across Australasi­a, from which it plans to more than double its capacity over the next five years. It also operates sites in Singapore and Brunei. Its chilled barramundi products are marketed under a number of brands including Kuhlbarra, Fassler Gourmet and Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi.

Mr Andreas von Scholten, Chief Executive Officer of Barramundi Group said: “This listing is a significan­t milestone for Barramundi Group as it marks the first step in our plan for transforma­tional growth. The organic developmen­ts we’ve been able to build through the engagement of global brand-name clients and intermedia­ries in the last few years demonstrat­e the large commercial potential that resides in barramundi as a premium white fish.

“We believe that this listing will enable us to fully capitalise on the growing global middle class and skyrocketi­ng demand for high-quality proteins that are raised responsibl­y, with minimal carbon and oceanic impact.”

The offering will take the form of an equity private placement that is expected to be followed by an immediate listing at Euronext Growth Oslo. A number of prominent institutio­ns and family offices in both the Nordics and Asia have already pre-committed themselves to participat­e in the transactio­n, the company said.

DNB Markets and Pareto Securities will be joint bookrunner­s for the listing, with Wikborg Rein,TSMP Law and BAHR as legal advisers.

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Above: Cone Bay Ocean Barramundi Right: Kuhlbarra Barramundi

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