Benchmark Genetics strengthens the fish health team

Dr Øyvind J. Brevik has been hired as Fish Health Manager Salmon, responsible for fish health and welfare in all the global production units connected with the Benchmark Genetics breeding programmes for Atlantic salmon.

Before joining Benchmark and for more than ten years, Øyvind had the role of Senior Researcher in the global R&D fish health team at Cermaq. His focus was on applied science, using the best available knowledge to solve key fish health challenges.

Øyvind has an MSc in Aquamedicine and a PhD in Intracellular Bacterial Fish Pathogens from the University of Bergen. With over 20 publications, he has in-depth knowledge of emerging diseases, diagnostics, biosafety, and fish welfare.

The new position is reporting to Rudi Ripman Seim, Head of Production Norway and Global Fish Health.

I am very pleased that we have managed to attract Øyvind Brevik to join us. His knowledge and experience within fish health are widely appreciated in the aquaculture industry and ensure we stay in the forefront of biosecurity

Rudi Ripman Seim, Head of Production Norway and Global Fish Health

I’m looking forward to joining the Benchmark Genetics team and work with fish health and welfare on an egg-to-egg perspective with world-leading breeding programs on Atlantic salmon

Dr Øyvind Brevik, Fish Health Manager Salmon
Dr Øyvind Brevik, Fish Health Manager Salmon

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