Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Seafood Innovations appoints new General Manager


Seafood Innovations appoints new General Manager

Seafood Innovations Limited (SIL), the joint venture research company of Seafood New Zealand and Plant and Food Research, is to have a new General Manager.

Mike Mandeno is currently with the Cawthron Institute, and starts at Seafood Innovations in late June.

The Chair of Seafood Innovations, Dave Sharp, says Mike Mandeno comes to the organisation “with a wealth of relevant seafood industry experience and is well versed in the many and varied aspects of the scientific and technological challenges facing the New Zealand seafood industry.”

Mike Mandeno is currently acting General Manager of the Aquaculture and Biotechnologies Division at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. He was formerly Research Manager at Aquaculture New Zealand, where he developed New Zealand’s first aquaculture sector research strategy. Mike has previous industry experience with seafood companies Sanford Limited and New Zealand King Salmon, and has a Masters degree in Marine Science from Otago University.

“Mike will play the lead role in achieving our goal of investing $28m of industry and government money in new seafood industry research projects over the next seven years,” Dave Sharp says.

Seafood Innovations aims to underpin growth of the seafood export industry by increasing returns across the seafood value chain, from the ecosystem in which our seafood is grown through to its utilisation for food, health and industrial applications.

Mike Mandeno says he is looking forward to the role and sees “tremendous opportunity to add value to one of New Zealand’s growing export sectors.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Quake Insurance: Reforms To EQC Act Announced

· Increasing the monetary cap from $100,000 (plus GST) to $150,000 (plus GST) for EQC building cover.
· Clarifying EQC land cover is for natural disaster damage that directly affects the insured residence or access to it... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1.75 Percent

Global economic growth has increased and become more broad-based. However, major challenges remain with on-going surplus capacity and extensive political uncertainty... More>>

Kaikōura Earthquake: Private Insurers Receive $1.8b Claims

Insurance Council Chief Executive Tim Grafton said most is for commercial loss at $1.36 billion, with residential claims amounting to over $460 million. “...We have a high level of confidence that most people will have received settlement offers by the end of this year." More>>

ALSO:

Forms And Data: New Proposals To Simplify Personal Income Tax

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any additional tax. More>>

OECD: NZ Economic Expansion Faces Long Term Challenges

The OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand discusses the gap between the strong short-term outlook and long-term challenges posed by low productivity growth and a changing labour market. More>>

ALSO:

GDP: