LORENZO M. JUÁREZ
As the Chief Operating Officer of Global Blue Technologies’ aquaculture companies, Lorenzo brings 38 years of experience managing aquaculture projects across production, Research and Development, sales, regulation, policy, and across countries and farmed species of fish and shrimp. Lorenzo has worked for industry, governments, and NGO’s and is a past president and a fellow of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS).
Lorenzo has a master’s degree in Aquaculture from Auburn University (Alabama, USA) and a B.Sc. from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico. His previous positions include independent consulting; COO of Yorktown Technologies (makers of transgenic fish for the ornamental trade); CEO of Baja Aquaculture Inc. (a US holding with companies that farm marine fish and oysters in Mexico, and manufacture offshore farming equipment in Maine); Deputy Director of NOAA’s Office of Aquaculture in Washington, DC; President of Shrimp Improvement Systems (SIS); Director of SyAqua, Mexico; and General Manager of GMSB, in its time the largest shrimp hatchery in the world. Lorenzo was also Deputy Regional Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Research for the Mexican Ministry of Fisheries.
Throughout his career, he has written extensively about his experiences with shrimp hatchery operations, selective breeding programs, offshore mariculture, and about aquaculture and environmental sustainability. He has published numerous works in peer-reviewed journals and trade magazines, including two chapters in a 2010 book summarizing advances in shrimp farming. Lorenzo is a past president of the Mexican Association of Shrimp Hatcheries (2003). He founded and was first president of the Mexican Association of Marine Fish Farmers (2014) and is a past president of the Latin American Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society. Lorenzo lives with his wife Rosa in the greater Tampa Bay area in Florida.