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Managing Director (Aquaculture and project management)
The Department of Ichthyology and Fisheries Science, Rhodes University
Grahamstown
Eastern Cape
6140
South Africa
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Dr Shipton is the Managing Director of Enviro-Fish Africa (Pty) Ltd. He has a PhD in Fisheries Science (Aquaculture) and a practical background in the design, implementation and management of aquaculture and mariculture systems. He has core research experience in  aquaculture nutrition, and has extensive experience of captive fish and molluscan propagation, from the hatchery, through the on-growing stage to the market. He has 16 years of experience working with aquaculture operations across sub-Saharan Africa, and has a good understanding of international fishery market requirements. He is a co-author of the Mariculture Sector Plan for South Africa, and a co-author of a number of Technical Papers for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. He has experience working with both industry and regulatory/development (Government) role-players in the Southern African aquaculture sector, and has acted in a consultative role to Parastatal aquaculture funding organizations, such as DEG, the DBSA, SEDA, ECDC, and the Industrial Development Corporation in South Africa.