Globally-recognized authorities involved in every step
Our highly skilled technical team at DyneAquaculture was strategically assembled and has over 150 years of combined technical expertise. These seafood experts are globally-recognized authorities in raising fish and shellfish in closed containment systems in both saltwater and freshwater. They are also experts in infectious diseases and their prevention, quality assurance, and operating efficiency for harvest and processing.
Dr. John Tucker - V.P. of Marine Sciences and Technical Services
Dr. John Tucker is considered one of the world’s authorities on marine fish culture. He has been a forester, surveyor, SCUBA diver (YMCA, NOAA, NAUI, BSAC), diving instructor (NAUI, BSAC Advanced Instructor No. 754), emergency medical technician (Virginia, North Carolina),
Dr. Sarah Blain Kennedy - V.P. of Veterinary Sciences and Quality Control
Dr. Sarah Blain Kennedy received both a BA and an MA in pre-veterinary medicine and marine biology from Boston University, and a DVM from the University of Wisconsin. She has practiced veterinary medicine on small and large mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish.
She has been a pioneer in the detection, isolation, identification, culture, and use of probiotic (beneficial) bacteria for marine fish culture in the US. Dr. Kennedy is well-versed in animal health regulations, including those of the USDA, FDA, and EPA. She has lectured, taught courses on fish health, and has been a consultant in several countries. She has a unique perspective on the aquaculture industry and invaluable experience as a marine biologist and veterinarian.
Dr. Bruce Calman - V.P. of Production and Operations
Dr. Bruce Calman received his doctorate from Syracuse University in New York. He was one of the leading research scientists at the Whitney Laboratory and the University of Florida. He helped develop a breakthrough technology for on-demand spawning of high-value ocean species.
This technology allowed for spawning year round as opposed to short term spawning cycles lasting only weeks.
Dr. Calman pioneered techniques that increased survivability of fingerlings from 5% to over 90%. In addition, Dr. Calman led a team of scientists that was innovative in the fields of genetics, nutrition, and water quality. Many consider Dr. Calman one of the world’s premier scientists in aquaculture.
Wesley Harris - Director of Special Projects
Wesley Harris received his bachelor of science from Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. He has been involved in all phases of food production and marketing and was instrumental in establishing comprehensive quality control standards at several major companies.
Thomas Maxwell - Director of Processing Management
Thomas Maxwell has over fifteen years of experience in the grow-out, processing and sales of catfish. He has further been involved in various aspects of aquaculture research, including the teaching of pond, water and fish management, and he is a business owner.