Ricardo Costa has 15 years of experience in aquaculture, 8 of those as site manager. He has worked in the Guadiana and Alvor estuaries. Prior to joining NaturaFish as Production Manager he was the Site Manager for SEA8—Aquacria SA, with sole nursery and farm in Aveiro and Oporto. He also did a stint as Site and Sales Manager at EMA in São Paulo, Brazil.
Ricardo’s experience includes sole production in open circuits and RAS, polycultures of different bream species and seabass, meagre production, oxygen and energy optimization of estuary pond hydraulics, hormonal stimulation for reproduction of native species, the use of microalgae in feeds, the use of copepods as alternative in the sole larvae food chain, microbiologic research of biofiltration, the use of essential oils and other natural ingredients in feed for the treatment of pathologies, feed optimization, and the use of ozone in RAS.
Ricardo has BSc degree in Marine Biology from the University of the Algarve.