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Fish Vet Group Asia relocates to the heart of Thai aquaculture

Photo of Amy Firth Editor: Amy Firth 5th September 2017
International aquaculture health company Fish Vet Group (FVG), part of Benchmark Holdings plc, today announced the relocation of its diagnostic lab from Bangkok to Chonburi, a leading aquaculture region of Thailand.

As well as being closer to the farms, the new facilities are nearby INVE’s Tropical Aquaculture Research Centre (ITARC) – also part of the Benchmark Group. 

"Moving our diagnostic lab to Chonburi allows us to work more closely with our INVE colleagues forming an Asian aquaculture research hub in a principal aquaculture region of Thailand. "

Hamish Rodger, Global Director of Fish Vet Group

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The move has enabled the Group to upgrade their existing challenge facilities, with a second new aquarium already under construction to accommodate increased customer demand for trial work.

The Group are continuing to expand their suite of molecular diagnostic tests and industry training courses for which they have become well known in the region. A new vet, molecular biologist and scientist have been appointed as part of the establishment of the new diagnostic facility.

"Our aquatic health team has been selected for their extensive experience of the region and species-specific expertise of shrimp, tilapia, Asian seabass, pangasius, all major carps and the other key aquatic species. We are delighted to be adding to this the expertise of our INVE Aquaculture colleagues at ITARC. Being in Chonburi places us at the heart of the farming community ensuring we can better serve farmers. "

Dr. Andy Shinn, Operations Director FVG Asia

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