AquaGen adds experience to Scottish team

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Fish-fitness firm, AquaGen, has just employed a third person at its new Scottish office, a hire the company said was “testament to the growing importance of the company in the UK”.

Biologist Robert Murray is AquaGen’s new technical advisor for Scotland, and he’ll be based at the Stirling University Innovation Park. From there, he’ll provide technical advice and help to AquaGen’s customers “and be the main collaborator on industry research projects”.

AquaGen is a specialist in genomic selection and supplies growers around the world with fertilised salmon and rainbow trout eggs. Murray will bring to bear his 37 years of experience in the industry, much of it gained at Howietoun fish farm near Stirling, where he helped produce smolts.

“I started there as a stock worker in 1984 and worked my way up to become General Manager, a position I held from 1991. Now it is time for a change and a new challenge, and I am keen to start sharing my knowledge and experience,” he was quoted as saying.