THE World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Asia has elected a new president, Guillaume Drillet, from the Danish Hydrological Institute (DHI) in Singapore, reports Scandasia.
Starting in April 2016, Drillet will be given responsibility to promote the educational, scientific and technological development of aquaculture in Asia.
‘The aquaculture industry is the fastest growing food industry in the entire world and 90 per cent of it taking place in Asia,’ said Drillet.
‘It means we have to do everything possible to improve sustainability and maintain a healthy environment.’
French born Drillet left France in 2000 as part of an MSc degree on Coastal Resource Management at the University of Caen. He later he studied for a European funded PhD in Denmark.
Drillet succeeds past president Roy D. Palmer. He will serve for three years – first as a president elect, then as president and the final year as past president. The appointment will officially commence in April 2016 at the WAS meeting in Surabaya.