Mowi has announced the appointment of Gideon Pringle as Managing Director.
Coming from Scotland, Pringle will move to Canada immediately following receipt of required Canadian work permits, said the company.
He earned his Degree in Marine & Fisheries and Biology and PhD in Atlantic salmon genetics at the University of Aberdeen.
“Gideon brings with him 37 years of practical salmon aquaculture experience in various departments including breeding, broodstock, freshwater and seawater development, and fish health,” said Mowi in a statemen on Sunday, July 10.
Pringle acknowledged the challenges of raising fish given Atlantic Canada’s extreme coastal water temperatures. “But these temperatures and such vast geography also create real opportunity for our company, our employees, and the communities in which salmon farming is a valued and integral part of society.
“Both Canada East and Scotland share the North Atlantic Ocean and, not surprisingly, also share many of the same farming challenges. During my time in the aquaculture sector, I have come to realize that there is no single formula about how to farm salmon – they can be farmed in many different ways, equally successful. The key is to be knowledgeable, adaptable and most important have the best team of people. I am very happy to rejoin Mowi and be a part of this very motivated team that will lead Canada East to realize its full potential,” he added.