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November 22, 2014

United Kingdom

Meet Michael New, Freshwater Prawn Ambassador




The Aquaculture Communications Group has launched a project to capture the experience of veteran members of the aquaculture industry in their own words and use high-definition video and the Internet to carry their messages to the global community.


To date, a total of nineteen industry veterans with a wide range of personal experiences in different parts of the world have been interviewed.  You can view all nineteen interviews at


Michael New (, with over forty years experience in aquaculture, is among the first 19 aquaculture veterans to be interviewed for the high-definition videos.  view is video.  Michael has published dozens of reports and articles on freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming, authored books on prawn farming and consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on prawn farming projects around the world.  In the video, he talks about his long career in aquaculture and prawn farming.  Retired (kind of), he adds these credits to his name:


Founder and Patron—Aquaculture without Frontiers

Past President—World Aquaculture Society

Past President— European Aquaculture Society

Vice President—Royal College of Science Association  

Trustee—The Marlow Society


Information: Tor-Eddie Fossbakk, Senior Consultant, Founding Partner, The Aquaculture Communications Group, LLC, 47218 Manhattan Circle, Novi, Michigan 48374, USA (phone +1-248-305-9339, Skype: toreddie, email, webpage


Sources 1. Email to Shrimp News International from the Aquaculture Communications Group.  Subject: ACG Seeks Your Support to Develop Aquaculture Voices Project.  Tor-Eddie Fossbakk.  November 20, 2014.  2. Aquaculture Communications Group’s Webpage.  Aquaculture Industry Voices.  November 22, 2014.


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