People above organizations

Acuiplus aims to create a meeting point for companies and organizations to promote cooperation, communication and complementation in between members and contribute to improve the competitiveness and innovation into the Aquaculture sector.


Bioibérica is a biotechnology company specialized in research, development, production and marketing of biomolecules for the pharmaceutical, veterinary and agrochemical industries. Since its foundation in 1975, Bioiberica has the commitment to contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of people, animals and plants. After almost 40 years, the company is the world leader in heparin, pharmaceutical specialties and active ingredients for joint health, plant stress and immune and digestive health.

Enrique Fabian

Area Sales Manager
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine UCM. 2007 Expert in the Aquaculture sector

Judit Pou

Marketing Manager
Graduate in Business Sciences. UPF. 2012 Master in Personal Development and Leadership. UAB 2015

Oriol Roigè

Product Manager
Graduate in Biotechnology. UB, 2013 Postgraduate in R + D management, Management of UPC projects, 2014 Master of Science (MSc), Biotechnology, Bioprocessing and Buiness Management. University of Warwick, 2015
Xavier Cordoba bioiberica

Xavier Córdoba Lucio

Business Director
Licenciado en Veterinaria. UAB. 1995 Producción, Nutrición Animal y Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos Postgrado en sistemas de calidad, Qualitas Suport (Barcelona) 1997 Postgrado en Marketing EADA, Barcelona 2000. Master en Dirección y Administración de empresas. U. Vic 2001-2003
Blanchadell is focused on the construction of ships in naval aluminum, and manufacture of shaft lines with fat, oil or seawater horns; maneuver propellers, conventional or articulated rudders with hydraulic servo control, and all kinds of fishing and deck machinery such as: razors, haulers, davits, bars of blocks, winches, anchor windlasses, etc.Additionaly offers installation, maintenance and repair services of all the mentioned equipment on board.Blanchadell also performs installation, repair and maintenance of motors and propulsion equipment on board, together with the design and execution of hydraulic systems for the operation of all the equipment.From the experience gained in equipment and vessels construction for extractive fishing, 3 years ago started the construction of catamarans and marine aquaculture vessels. Blanchadell has international records as suppliers of fishing vessels, having focused mainly in the Algerian market from the 80's.

Juan Antonio Blanchadell Miralles

CEO. Technical director
Technical Industrial Engineer in Mechanics. Suboficial mechanic of the Navy 1975-1976. Manager and Technical director of Astilleros. Lehimosa, 1977-1985
Blat is an Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage highly specialized in mediation and risk management in the Agriculture, Livestock, Forest and Aquaculture sectors. BLAT submits regularly insurance and reinsurance operations to the Lloyd's Brokers and to the Lloyd's Coverholders. Lloyd's is one of the most competitive and specialized worlwidemarket on Insurance and Reinsurance. It also works together with Cover Holders and Companies from London Market and Reinsurance. They are into the Continental European Market.

Ferran Bonet Alsina

Director / Administrative Manager
Insurance Broker from 1984 Graduated on Insurance, The National College of Insurance. Center of Studies (1985) Diploma in Assurance undertakings Management. University of Barcelona Intensive Course on Reinsurance by INESE Professional Teacher on agricultural insurances, The National College of Insurance. Center of Studies
In 2014, acknowing the FAO report: "Edible Insects Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security" and given my interest in finding sustainable alternatives to food production, I decided to develop a national and international network to understand the possibilities of using insects for human food and animal feed.Given the possibilities of the use of insects as a method of revaluation of by-products and waste, and because of their ability to replace traditional sources of protein for animal feed and aquaculture, I founded Entomo Agroindustrial, an enterpreneurial venture aimed to launch innovative projects to find feeding solutions for the agri-food sector.

Diego Amores de Gea

CEO & Founder
Professor and PhD student at UCAM. Project management. Quality and Environmental. Management Systems. MBA
Ferrer HealthTech is a company specialized in the extraction and manufacture of citrus flavonoids and their derivatives, being a leader in the research, development and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients, flavorings and excipients of citrus origin. Its extraction and purification are combined with chemical and biotechnological processes generating optimal products for its application in animal and human, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.Ferrer HealthTech is the leading European manufacturer of Neohesperidina DC, a sweetener and flavor enhancer capable of improving the ingestion of feed in production animals. The research carried out by the R & D department has allowed us to deepen our knowledge of the properties and potential applications of flavonoids in the fields of medicine and animal health. With more than 40 years of experience, Ferrer HealthTech designs and manufactures premixtures of feed additives, such as Sugarex sweeteners, the Weanex intake enhancer, Tastex flavorings and flavors and the Bioflavex eubiotic range.

Mar Serra

Animal Health & Nutrition Division Manager
Veterinary, UAB and Master in Food Biotechnology, UPC. 18 years in the health nutrition and animal nutrition sector as head of the commercial technical department of Ferrer HealthTech, managing the client portfolio and division management, as well as participating in numerous congresses and fairs.

Javier Crespo

Laboratory Director Applications
Agronomist, UPC. Master in Aromas, UPC. More than 20 years of experience in the design of products to improve the palatability of the feed, including the authorship of scientific articles and patents.



El IRTA es un instituto de investigación de la Generalitat de Cataluña, adscrito al Departamento de Agricultura, Ganadería, Pesca y Alimentación, regulado por la Ley 04/2009 de 15 de abril, del Parlamento de Cataluña, que ajusta su actividad al ordenamiento jurídico privado.La finalidad del IRTA es contribuir a la modernización, a la mejora y al impulso de la competitividad; al desarrollo sostenible de los sectores agrario, alimentario, agroforestal, acuícola y pesquero, y también de los directa o indirectamente relacionados con el abastecimiento de alimentos sanos y de calidad a los consumidores finales; a la seguridad alimentaria y a la transformación de los alimentos, y, en general, a la mejora del bienestar y la salud de la población.Sus objetivos generales son los de impulsar la investigación y el desarrollo tecnológico en el ámbito agroalimentario, facilitar la transferencia de los avances científicos y valorar los avances tecnológicos propios buscando la máxima coordinación y colaboración con el sector público y privado.El IRTA ha promovido, desde su creación, el establecimiento de acuerdos permanentes de colaboración con otras instituciones públicas que actúan en el ámbito de la investigación y desarrollo tecnológico en Cataluña. Esta política ha dado como resultado la existencia, hoy en día en Cataluña, de una red de centros consorciados (entre el IRTA, Universidades, CSIC, Diputaciones, etc.) que puede definirse como la de un sistema cooperativo de I + D.IRTA trabaja en acuicultura a través del programa de Acuicultura.El centro donde se trabaja es IRTA Sant Carles de la Rápita (Tarragona).


As an Institute for sustainable growth of companies, we support the creation of sustainable and responsible business networks according to each sector context and environment,with the aim of generating social, environmental and economic development. We understand sustainable growth as an indicator of wealth generation, committing a development balance among society, economy and environment.

Yolanda Molares

Degree in Business Administration. Master in Internacional Studies. Expertise in revitalization of rural and coastal areas. Formulation and execution of rural and productive development projects. Preparation of viability and market studies and strategic sector plans for economic growth. Expertise Corporate Social Responsibility's policies desing and execution.
Mørenot Spain – Delta Aqua Redes, is a Mørenot Aquaculture's subsidiary company in Spain.Mørenot Holding embraces leading companies of services for fishing, offshore and aquaculture markets.In Spain our principal activities are net's manufacturing and mainteinance, sales of aquaculture materials and execution of technical auditing.

Albert Comas i Granell

General Manager
Engineer SGE900Legal expert25 years of experience in aquaculture offshore
Biotechnology-based Company which operates into the Sector of Healthy Food Ingredients and Aditives for Animal Feeding, Pharmaceutical Products and Human consumption; providing functional foods from natural substancies.Specialised in extraction and purification process of natural bioactive compounds, for the addition to animal foods and other uses; as well as in its Chemical characterization with regard to biological activity.They are specialised in Mediterranean origin products.

Jose Carlos Quintela

Scientific Director
Pharmacy Degree. Doctor in Biological Sciences. Member of Expert Group in Phytochemistry (Farmacopea Europea). President of Ethics Committee (Institute IMDEA Nutrition). Over 20 years of experience in R+D in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industry. Expert in Phytochemistry, extraction and purification process of natural bioactive compounds, Chemical characterization and biological activity studies, pre-clinical, clinical and farming animal (terrestrial and aquaculture)



Technology & Vitamins focuses its activity on the design, manufacture and marketing of food supplements for Animal Nutrition.Its mission is focused on meeting the needs demanded by the animal feed industry worldwide: to provide products and services of proven quality that allow customers to be increasingly competitive thanks to the constant contribution of technological innovation.For this, Technology and Vitamins bases its activities on the following values:
  • Consistent with the decisions
  • Confidence relations with the client.
  • Constant innovation.
  • Proven quality of products and services.
  • Respect for the environment and public health
A long experience in bringing nutrition closer to the industrial reality of the farms, together with a strategy based on differentiation, allows Technology & Vitamins to be an outstanding reference in the technical advice and in the offer of quality products for Animal Nutrition.

Germán Fernández – Cano

Director Ejecutivo
Veterinaria, medicina y sanidad. Universidad de Zaragoza Máster MEGA en Gestión Avanzada y Máster INSIDE, MBA. Universidad de Deusto

Pilar Martinez García

Business development manager & Export area manager
Bachelor of Veterinary. Medicine UCM, 2012. Master MBA, IE 2018
Sectorial communication medium focused on the aquaculture value chain. It belongs to SIPSA, dedicated to the edition of professional sector magazines -as is the case of Industrias Pesqueras, published since 1927-, and to offer communication and design services in the areas of aquaculture and fisheries through IPMedios Comunicación Global ( communication) and IPho (design).IPac. Aquaculture was born in 2005, precisely, based on the experience and knowledge of the fishing and aquaculture sector derived from the long career of the magazine Industrias Pesqueras, with the aim of offering specific and quality information in aquaculture and as an essential information tool for all the agents of the sector. Among the contents that IPac. Aquaculture addresses, both on its website and in its digital magazine, are the latest developments in the sector, R + D + i, companies, markets, technology, environment, legislation, etc. In addition to reports, interviews and opinion articles.IPac. Aquaculture is a member of different platforms linked to the aquaculture sector and supports various research projects, some ongoing and others pending approval.

Mar Romero

IPac responsible for Aquaculture
Degree in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela Master's Degree in Financial and Tax Administration and Public Management from the University of Santiago de Compostela Research Proficiency in Fisheries Economics from the University of Oviedo Expansion of knowledge (Erasmus) on the EU and European policies at the University of Maastricht


It is a veterinary pharmaceutical laboratory with more than 50 years of experience in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of products for veterinary use. Headquartered in Spain, it markets its products in more than 40 countries, on 4 continents and is a global leader in the sector. Having capture the accumulated experince in the veterinary sector, CENAVISA launched AQUACEN in 2010, a business line focused in Aquaculture. This division has a solid team of highly specialized professionals, working in collaboration with several research centers, important universities and leading specialists in the sector. AQUACEN aims to develop and commercialize safe, efficient and innovative products of high quality, to improve the health and welfare of fish destined for human consumption throughout the world.

Mònica Rius Francino

Aquaculture Department Manager
Degree in Biology, UB. Interuniversity Master in Aquaculture by UB, UAB, UPC. Over 15 years of experience in Cenavisa

Jordi Basseda Torruella

Deputy General Manager
Bachelor of Business Administration, UB. Over 30 years of experience in Cenavisa
Our network comprehends over 170 reserchers from 6 Public Centers of Reserch in Catalunya; They are focused in several Aquaculture disciplines. We cover different areas as Food Technology, Reproduction and Nutrition Animal, Genetic, Installation Engineering, Market Research, Health and Animal welfare.Our mission is to serve as technology transfer facilitators from reserching to industrial sector and society.

Pablo Bou Mira

Business developer manager
Degree in Marine Science MSC in Aquaculture from the University of Las Palmas and Canarian Institute of Marine Science Over 10 years of experience in the Aquaculture sector, having held senior projects and operational management positions


Steinsvik Mediterranean SL is a subsidiary of Steinsvik Group, headquartered in Norway and with 10 offices around the world. Steinsvik is a supplier of equipment for aquaculture, which are essential for a profitable, sustainable and safe activity of aquaculture facilities.We have more than 60 years of experience developing and installing innovative and reliable solutions. We have delivered more than 900 power systems and over 6,000 cameras.We offer solutions for efficient feeding of fish at sea or onshore facilities. Platforms of steel or concrete with capacities of between 80 to 850 tons and everything the farmer needs to monitor, from his fish to environmental parameters or as a surveillance activity. We also provide other useful equipment in the fish production activity: lights for photoperiod, silage, cages, production software and analysis of productive parameters, remote operations, biosecurity and water treatment. We are leaders in the market in the development of the most robust and reliable power systems, and we are committed to delivering quality service to our customers.We develop close relationships with our clients with a long-term vision, ensuring profitability and sustainability.

Óscar Proessel

General Manager

María Martínez


Precintia International ,S.A.

Es una empresa familiar española, líder en la fabricación de precintos de seguridad y sistemas de seguridad, con 35años en el sector y que se encuentra en continua expansión y desarrollo de nuevos productos dentro del mercado de la seguridad pasiva, ofreciendo siempre la máxima calidad.Como fabricantes ofrecemos un amplio portfolio de productos de seguridad a una amplia gama de industrias. Ofrecemos precintos de seguridad, sellos de seguridad, bolsas de seguridad con cierres precintables, valijas, etiquetas y rollos de seguridad, sobres y bolsas de seguridad y otros productos para la organización monetaria, postal y logística.La eficacia y versatilidad de nuestros productos y servicios nos ha permitido obtener clientes de todo el mundo en industrias como la alimentación, el transporte terrestre marítimo y aéreo, la banca y transporte de fondos, el suministro de agua electricidad y gas, la industria textil, químicas, agricultura, ganadería y pesca, silvicultura, extracción de crudo, fabricación de vehículos a motor, comercios al por mayor y al por menor, venta online, servicios postales y mensajería, organismos públicos… Todo lo necesario para dar soluciones en todos los sectores.

Jaime Baucells Granell

Licenciado en Empresariales (Universidad de Barcelona). Máster en Comercio Exterior EAE. Máster en Marketing EAE. PDD desde 1985.Fundador compañía desde 1982. Director General -Consejero Delegado ( 1982-2013). Director Grandes Cuentas  (2013-Actualidad). Accionista
Zunibal es una empresa especializada en el desarrollo de productos y servicios para el sector marino basados en la investigación y diseños propios, que inició su actividad en 1995.En sus orígenes, Zunibal se focalizó en el desarrollo de equipos electrónicos para la pesca de atún y comunicaciones en alta mar, pero conforme han ido pasando los años, se ha visto el potencial de la empresa en la investigación y desarrollo de productos para el ámbito marino en general y se ha potenciado la inversión de recursos en el desarrollo de nuevas aplicaciones que apoyen a todo el sector marino y permitan un crecimiento sostenible y una mejora social.El conocimiento y la experiencia de Zunibal están directamente relacionados con el diseño y desarrollo de equipos electrónicos, sistemas de comunicaciones y sistemas de visualización de datos, tratando de dar respuesta al conjunto de necesidades del usuario final.
R & D consultancy for companies related to marine aquaculture and aquaria, with emphasis on the use of molecular tools (Genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, detection of molecular markers).

Leonardo Mantilla

CEO - Founder
Marine biologist graduated from the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano and PhD in Aquaculture from the University of Vigo, with more than 10 years of experience in the detection of molecular markers in marine organisms of commercial interest, he has worked as a scientific researcher at universities such as Jorge Tadeo Lozano (Colombia) and the University of Vigo (Spain), focusing their work on the use of molecular tools (mainly proteomics and monoclonal antibodies) for the detection of protein markers in species such as turbot, mussels or sea urchins, including tropical sharks He also has more than 5 years of experience in the tropical marine aquarium industry, specifically in the maintenance and reproduction of tropical corals and fish.


Con más de 25 años en el mercado, SPyA es especialista en la instalación de granjas marinas de acuicultura, proporcionando soluciones completas de amarre y fondeo. El área de Acuicultura se encarga del diseño e instalación de granjas marinas para engorde de atún, dorada y lubina, así como sistemas long line para mejillón y ostra. También fabricamos estructuras para piscifactorías en embalse, pasarelas de servicio y plataformas auxiliares de trabajo en polietileno. Todo ello con componentes de alta resistencia a la abrasión y ambiente marino. Asimismo proveemos accesorios de calidad para la pesca extractiva y la náutica.


AquaTreck es una compañía farmacéutica de nueva generación que nace con el objetivo de reinventar la gestión de la salud animal y apoyar el crecimiento sostenible de la industria acuícola.Su actividad profesional se centra en I+D, fabricación y comercialización de diagnósticos y vacunas para acuicultura.


Intermas Group, empresa líder en extrusión de mallas plásticas. En Intermas estamos continuamente apostando por la innovación y el desarrollo de nuevas soluciones y productos a nivel internacional en distintas actividades: Aquaculture, Gardening, Industry, Geosynthetics, Building, Packaging o Agriculture.Trabajamos en un entorno dinámico y multicultural, centrados en el desarrollo y búsqueda de nuevas soluciones tanto a nivel interno como con nuestros colaboradores para afrontar los retos del futuro.La actividad de Aquacultura de Intermas, tiene un portafolio de soluciones con una extensa gama de productos para todo tipo de aplicaciones, también para cubrir las necesidades de la industria pesquera. Nuestros productos acuícolas de Intermas se exportan a más de 35 países adaptándose en cada caso a las necesidades locales de cada país.La amplia gama de soluciones y productos se ha diseñado con el objetivo de responder a las necesidades durante todo el proceso de producción. Uno de nuestros productos estrella, los poches para ostras, gracias a nuestro expertise y know-how durante más de 45 años.Contamos también con soluciones desde mallas tubulares para el cultivo de mejillones hasta cercas para parques acuíferos, mallas anti-depredadores, redes de embalaje.


Empresa dedicada al desarrollo de una plataforma digital basada en Blockchain para la trazabilidad y optimización de los procesos en la cadena de valor del sector agroalimentario.Nuestra vocación es acompañar a las empresas en la digitalización de sus procesos (Industria 4.0), implemantando un sistema distribuido de confianza, que automatiza la captura datos en la cadena de valor, de extremo a extremo, convirtiendo estos datos en información muy valiosa para detección de incidencias y/o inneficiencias, mejorando los procesos en tiempo real.


MealFood se dedica a la cría y transformación industrial del insecto Tenebrio Molitor, produciendo materias primas premium con una alta calidad para los sectores de la acuicultura y nutrición animal, las cuales comercializamos bajo las marcas MealProtein y MealOil (proteínas y grasas). También comercializamos productos derivados con diferentes aplicaciones industriales, en sectores de la nutrición vegetal y otros usos industriales.Somos líderes en el mercado gracias a nuestra tecnología, I+D, cantidades de producción, registros y certificaciones de productos, pudiendo atender las necesidades de nuestros clientes y asegurando unos productos de calidad altamente sostenibles y muy respetuosos con el medio ambiente.