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Joseph Tuma

BA (Int Marketing/ Japanese)

Managing Director – Alphatech Aquaculture Australia Pty Ltd (Australia) Director – Aquad Ventures Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) - Associate Partner SmartAqua Pty Ltd

Joseph, a dual-national Australian/American, has been working and living in North East and South East Asia for more than 35 years including 20 years in Japan, 10 in Indonesia, 3 in the Philippines and 5 in Malaysia. He graduated with degrees in international marketing and Japanese language from Sophia University in Tokyo.

Through his professional work in Japan, Joseph gained an in-depth understanding of advanced fluidic control systems used in numerous high and low tech industries. Since 2000, Joseph has been focussed on aquaculture industry development, particularly in the Asian region.

In 2002 he founded Alphatech Aquaculture Australia Pty Ltd, which initially operated a hatchery/nursery for Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) barramundi at a RAS facility the company developed in near Adelaide, South Australia. Over the years the company moved into consultancy work with numerous international seafood producers and aquaculture specialists in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Japan.

Principal areas of expertise include assisting customers evaluate, design and select the most appropriate recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for broodstock, hatchery, nursery and growout facilities for both freshwater and marine water environments.

For several years Joseph was based in Malaysia, representing one of the world's leading RAS equipment and technology suppliers. He was instrumental in securing a contract with Department of Fisheries Malaysia to construct a multi-million dollar modern RAS broodstock/hatchery/nursery complex for tropical marine water finish. Completed in 2010, it is now in production with a capacity of 5 million fry annually. He continues his involvement in Malaysia with the development of additional large scale commercial RAS operations.

Joseph fully understands that for an aquaculture project to be financially successful, every operation requires meticulous evaluation and detailed attention. He recognises and appreciates that customer service in the aquaculture industry is 24/7 by definition.

A:Seascape #8-05, 57 Cove Way, Singapore 098308 P/F: +61 411 422 980 E: joseph@smartaqua.com.au