Aquaculture Services

I offer aquaculture project concept, flow-through aquaculture system & RAS design and fish farm management. I have specialized in trout farming as well as the aquaculture of sturgeon and caviar.

In the year 2015 I have founded my one-man business. As a freelancer, I don’t sell equipment but rather aquaculture services. I guarantee to handle every task personally!

Proposal for the design of trout farms and sturgeon aquaculture based on fish production, space and water availability.

Preparation of technical drawings, process diagrams, system descriptions, project calculations and parts lists for aquaculture systems.

Evaluation of RAS and project documents. Technology and process optimization. Assistance in the management of fish farms.

Aquaculture know-how

The water world has fascinated me since I was a child. 27 years ago the master`s degree program Fishery Science and Aquaculture allowed me to increase my passion. Since then, I have been working as fish farm operator, project engineer and project manager. Find out more in my curriculum vitae.

Since 2022 I have been working as fish farm manager for Mohnen-Eifel-Forelle, Elmar + Udo Mohnen GbR. Trout and charr are produced in flow through systems at the Geseke site. Fingerlings are reared in the hatchery. Outside the salmonids grow in raceways and in a salmon trout system. 

From 2018-2019 I was head of production for Kasperskian AG in Switzerland. The focus was on sturgeon broodstock and the production of ovulated caviar. Due to serious deficiencies in the design of production design and water demand the operation was consequently stopped, because product sales remained below expectations too.

From 2020-2021 I had been working as a project manager for tirolfisch M.H. GmbH. I did the engineering of aquaculture systems, water withdrawl and wastewater treatment, and a fish processing facility to produce trout and char. 

As an aquaculture project engineer for EMF Lebensmitteltechnik und Anlagenbau GmbH from 2013-2015 I was responsible for the detailed planning of RAS and the construction supervision and optimization of the Nigerian Aviation project, a large fish farm for the production of Nile tilapia and African catfish. 

I was employed as a fisheries biologist at United Food Technologies AG from 2006-2012. My area of responsibility included research and development and numerous basic planning of RAS projects. Moreover I was involved in the construction supervision for the mega project Emirates Aquatech for sturgeon and caviar production in Abu Dhabi.

During my time at UFT AG I was involved in the plant management of AquaOrbis Baerial GmbH (2008-2010). Sturgeon and caviar are still produced in the RAS under “Attilus”.

From 2003-2005 I was plant manager on a RAS designed by Fischtechnik Fredelsloh GmbH. For half a year I was the only employee and therefore on duty around the clock. The Aalfarm Domäne Voldagsen GbR mainly produced eel for the Dutch market. From 2004 onwards I produced sturgeons for Caviar Creator Manufaktur GmbH.