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February 10, 2015


Job—Hatchery Manager


Michel Autrand (, one of the pioneers in France’s contribution to international shrimp farming, reports:


I am now retired, but sometimes I still help old friends/clients in the aquaculture sector.  One of them is looking for a hatchery manager.  Here is the description of the position:


A fully integrated shrimp farming operation in Madagascar is looking for an experienced and professionally qualified hatchery manager to handle day-to-day operations involving domestication of Penaeus monodon shrimp and production of SPF broodstock, nauplii and postlarvae at technically advanced facilities.


The operations consist of three sites, employing about 120 people with the capacity to produce 500 million PLs a year.


Competent managers in the fields of biology, maintenance, administration and logistics support the position.  The sites are certified by various organizations and have to be operated according to their standards.  The position reports directly to the company’s director of hatcheries and development.


The sites are isolated.  The successful applicant will work for three weeks and then have on week off, plus an annual leave.  The living facilities are comfortable and pleasant.


The person interested should have a Bachelors/Masters degree in aquaculture or related field with at least 7-10 years of working experience in shrimp or fish hatcheries.  He/she should have strong knowledge of aquatic biology, and the ability to manage a team and organization.  The applicant should be able to lead the team with motivation and discipline and be able to adjust to and live in a developing country.


Remuneration will be above the international industry norms and will be motivating.


Information: Email your CV (resume) and cover letter to Michael Autrand (email


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject: Madagascar.  Michael Autrand.  February 9, 2015.

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