Jun 23, 2016
Jun 23, 2016
Cathal joined Kuterra in 2011 to help launch it as the first company in North America to grow Atlantic salmon on land for consumers, using recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology. He has a masters degree in aquaculture and 19 years experience with fish farming.
Kuterra CEO Garry Ullstrom says, “Cathal helped Kuterra adapt RAS technology to grow premium quality market-sized Atlantic salmon. He built Kuterra’s operations framework, led the extensive early-stage operational problem-solving and helped train the Kutgeperations team. His contribution to Kuterra has been immense. “We will continue to benefit from it through our systems and staff.“
Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim says, “We have followed all international projects including Kuterra closely for some years. Kuterra deserves praise for its open innovation approach. We look forward to incorporating Kuterra’s achievements, through Cathal’s experience, in our Nordic operation, which has substantial ambitions for growth in the coming years. We hope to maintain a good dialogue with Kuterra, so we both can continue to advance the land-based industry and a sustainability agenda.“
Cathal says, “The Fredrikstad facility is a natural progression from Kuterra. It offers the opportunity to apply knowledge gained so far to a larger facility, and achieve new economies of scale. My goal has always been to push the boundaries of what can be achieved in modern fish farming, and Fredikstad Seafood, like Kuterra, will do so. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to use my experience to help Fredrikstad Seafood be successful.”
Cathal will be joining a world class Nordic team of leading experts related to the various aspects of land-based farming.