Department carrying out activities: ABT Marine
The AquaBioTech Group is a research driven consultancy and development company based in Malta working in the fields of aquaculture, aquaculture and the marine and aquatic environment.
The company is strategically located in the center of the Mediterranean on the island of Malta, although operating globally with clients and projects in over fifty-five countries. The AquaBioTech Group undertakes a variety of aquaculture, aquaculture and environmental
projects through its regional offices and selected partners throughout the world. The company undertakes market research / intelligence, through to project feasibility assessments, finance acquisition, project management, technology sourcing and technical support and training. It is also greatly involved in aquaculture research, marine surveys and design and installation of RAS farms.
RESEARCHERS CARRYING OUT ACTIVITIES:
NAME: TAMÁS BARDÓCZ
A Hungarian national, with an education in agriculture and aquaculture, has over 15 years work experience on various areas of the fisheries and aquaculture sector. One of his main interest are the governance issues in fishery and aquaculture on national and international level. Having the position of Director General for Fisheries and Aquaculture of Hungary he was responsible for the preparation of a new national law on fisheries and aquaculture and actively participated in the latest reform of the Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union. Since 2014 he has been managing the tasks of AquaBioTech Group in EU funded fishery and aquaculture research projects and also participate in the related consultancy activities of the company.
NAME: KYRA HOEVENAARS
Kyra is specialized in hatchery management and operations from her past experiences. Kyra has a vast knowledge and exposure to setting up and managing aquaculture projects for different species as well as providing training for hatchery and on-growing operations. She has been involved in multiple research projects on fisheries and aquaculture, and has conducted assessments and audits of aquaculture establishments in different countries. Kyra is involved in many EU projects and is sufficient in research and data collection, as well as program management with skills in financial management, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building. Kyra is also an experienced project manager with skills in financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building.
NAME: RACHEL COX
With a BSc in Marine Biology (Dalhousie University; Canada) and specialized training in Marine Geomatics (NSCC; Canada), Rachel has been involved in a variety of coastal and offshore projects ranging from seabed geology, sediment transport, habitat and species mapping. She offers additional experience in offshore wind and oil operations and pre-installation surveys, as well as bathymetric surveys. As a Marine Environmental Consultant at AquaBioTech Group, she assists with many technical aspects of project proposals and tender submissions, while contributing to the marine survey developments, experimental designs for coming studies and is involved in on-going aquaculture-related field studies.