Aquaponics from Down Under
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Paul Van Der Werf has a long and diverse career within the agriculture and aquaculture industries. It all started at the age of 17 when he commercially farmed bananas and pawpaws, with seasonal small crops on 40 acres and selling to retail and wholesale markets while studying engineering.
Find his website here: http://www.earthangroup.com.au/
During that time, his passion for ecology and environment conservation started with extensive work over 10 years with The Australian Crayfish Project where he has co-published papers on the conservation status of some the most endangered species in Australia.
His love for aquatic habitats saw him take his engineering and drafting skills, along with his deep understanding of aquatic ecology into the world of aquaculture and has provided key consultation to numerous commercial and research aquaculture projects.
Through that period, he became and still is the President of the New South Wales Aquaculture Association which is the peek industry body representing 160 farmers.
Paul has been the key figure to the success of many projects throughout the world, and has provided advice to many aquaculture professionals and keen enthusiasts alike.
So dedicated to the success of such a project of key importance to the ever expanding industry of integrated aquaculture, he spent 12 months onsite helping the owners start the business up and train the staff. This facility is the first and the largest of its kind in the world to date and will prove to be a guiding light to future commercial expansions.
With his spare time Paul, generously delivers some of the highest quality information Aquaculture and Integrated aquatic farming through training facilities and his social and professional network. Still he maintains his role as the Research Coordinator and major financial sponsor of The Australian Crayfish Project in collaboration with his good friend, Robert McCormack
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