CV of Key PERSONNEL
The key personnel involved in the project will be :
Mr Dennis Gowland and Mr Richard Land
The Managing Director of the company, Mr Dennis Gowland, has over 22 years experience in shellfish farming, and has been at the forefront of work to enhance the strategic opportunities for shellfish aquaculture in the UK.
Dennis Gowland has a background in Biology (degree from University of London in Botany & Zoology –hons) with 20 years experience in shellfish aquaculture including the set-up and running of specialised bivalve mollusc and crustacea hatcheries. He has had a special interest in marine biotoxins (affecting shellfish) since 1991.
He has had experience as a partner and project manager - research programme designer in several EC research projects e.g. FP4 (Fair CT98-9101) Genetics and disease resistance in European Oysters; and FP5, ‘TALISMAN’ – Investigation into marine algal biotoxins and detoxification methods, ‘BOLCI’ Investigation into the Oyster disease, bonamia, including life cycle of the parasite immune systems; ‘BYPROFEED’ – byproduct compounds derived from processing of shrimps and prawns; FP6 ‘SPIINES’ – project designed to optimise roe quality in sea-urchins, including effective hatchery nursery systems; ‘KEYZONES’ investigation of carrying capacities in key European coastal zones for shellfish producton; SPIES-DETOX – development of detectors for marine biotixins (for use in sea-sites) and innovations in de-contamination of shellfish.
Richard Land is an engineer who has designed and built shellfish hatcheries. He is an innovator who will be of considerable assistance as a reviewer and developer of prototype tools envisaged in the project. As well as his engineering experience, and design ability, he also has a background as an environmentalist and is committed to minimising environmental impact on developments.
We also draw from our links with research institutes and universities