Women in North American Aquaculture Summit 2023
September 7, 2023 at
Merck Animal Health helps aquaculture producers and conservationists cultivate and maintain healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems. Our industry leading biopharmaceutical and technology solutions monitor for insight, optimize with precision, and benchmark for performance.
Boise, Idaho is home to our North America Aquaculture Team, but Merck Animal Health supports aquaculture welfare globally with biopharma brands – like AQUAFLOR®, SLICE®, AQUI-S®, and AQUAVAC® – as well as technology solutions including individual identification from Biomark®, DNA TraceBack® traceability, Vaki® fish handling equipment, Falcon® sea lice detection, and the newest release in aquatic gas optimization, Hyper InfusiO2nTM.
In our journey to ensure the welfare and sustainability of aquatic species, Merck Animal Health partnered with leading experts to create the AQUA CARE365 training platform. This tool provides training on proper fish behavior, fish handling and fish care techniques, and was designed to complement and help fulfill the animal care requirements of seafood certification and stewardship programs for aquaculture.
We partnered with Jennifer Wiper, Corporate Sustainability Manager at Cooke Aquaculture in Canada, as we developed the training lessons. She is a key role model for women in, or looking to enter, the aquaculture industry. See the brief clip as Jennifer talks about her experience in the development of AQUA CARE365.
Beyond quality products, Merck Animal Health has a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are proud to partner with Women in North American Aquaculture to share stories about influential women in aquaculture and inspire others.
Merck Animal Health
Committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Women in all facets of our aquaculture business make it what it is, and while more women are graduating in aquaculture from higher education institutes and gender parity has been achieved in some cases, women are still more commonly seen participating in small-scale aquaculture production, post-harvest industrial and artisanal processing, value addition, marketing, and sales. Few women are senior staff, owners, managers, and executives in the larger enterprises. We hope to change that through our internal efforts and our partnership with Aquaculture North America.
Q&A with leading women in the aquaculture industry
We are proud to partner with Women in North American Aquaculture to share stories about influential women in aquaculture and inspire others.
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