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Don’t be fooled by internet ‘instant experts’, Andrew began his career in aquaculture with building a Fish Protech system back in 1990. He went on to become manager of Westbeach Aquaculture for a time before gaining his degree in aquaculture and starting his own aquaculture equipment supply and consultation business in partnership with his wife Cathryn in 1997.
Andrew is a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for aquaponics and has devoted over 20 years of his career to developing, perfecting and promoting the water saving technology. Having designed and built several large successful aquaculture and aquaponic systems since 1996, he knows first-hand what is required in running and maintaining commercial size facilities as well as our own system at Lewiston, SA, a showcase of our three home size systems which has been running reliably and successfully with minimal maintenance since 2012.
He is a national and international speaker and qualified trainer. Having taught at Flinders University, TAFE & WEA Andrew is well qualified and knowledgeable in all aspects of Aquaculture & Aquaponics.
To promote awareness of aquaponics, he has appeared on Landline, WIN TV, ABC Rural Radio and also in The Stock Journal, The Bunyip and the Loxton News.
Some of his positions include Professional Fisherman N.T. and S.A. Sport Fishing/Tour Operator Coburg Peninsula, Arnhem land NT, Industry sector development of recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), Development of the commercial barramundi industry, West Beach Aquaculture Operations Manager, Aquaculture and Aquaponics Consultant, University lecturer aquaculture (Flinders University SA), Aquaculture journalist, Inland Aquaculture Association of South Australia executive and steering committee member, Mallala Council P.A.R consulting advisor (aquaculture), built and ran the Integrated Farming Research and Development facility at Lewiston, SA and has designed and installed commercial and school aquaponic systems all around Australia. Read More about Andrew
Cathryn de Dezsery Dip.IT, joint owner and operator of the business, prefers to stay in the background but brings a diverse skill-set that includes project management, office administration, website development & maintenance, product development, marketing, event management and customer service.