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.
HIPRA is a multinational veterinary company dedicated to the research, production and marketing of products for prevention in Animal HealthOur history spans more than half a century and do currently occupy one of the top positions amongst pharmaceutical companies producing Biologicals for the veterinary industry worldwide.At HIPRA we are convinced that the future lies in prevention. In fact, R&D is the core of our knowledge. Currently, 16% of HIPRA staff and 10% of annual turnover are dedicated to R&D and Regulatory Affairs.At HIPRA we are convinced that the future lies in prevention. We have a broad range of highly innovative Biological products, an advanced diagnostic service and our own line of diagnostic kits.The company is carrying out a steady and solid process of international expansion and has its own branches in 37 countries and two strategically located production plants, one in Europe and one in America. Together with a worldwide distribution network, HIPRA’s products are available to customers in more than 100 countries across the five continents.

Marta Perelló

Corporate Aqua, Rabbits and Pharmacologicals Business Unit Coordinator



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.


It is a micro-algae production company with commercial and scientific experience which provides biomass to european and international markets.Founded in 2006 from the company 'Sales Monzón', uses salt from underground reservoirs formed millions of years ago. From this pure and non-contaminated raw material, together with cool spring water of Pyrenees, MBT produces high quality micro-algae, due to its material's high purity. MBT does not only get raw material from Sales Monzón, but also receives electricity, CO2 and heat, which is a good example of circular economy.It has 3.5000m2 of land where the basins and the photo-bioreactors for micro-algae production are placed. They are also set out centrifuges, pasteurizers and freeze-drying plants to offer a range of different product presentations: fresh or deep-frozen paste, lyophilized powder and mineral suspension of algae-mix.MBT products are destinated to feed fish-larvae for seabass, seabream, and turbot, green water tecniques and bivalves.

Teresa Muñoz

Project Manager
Bachelor's Degree in Biology Masters degree in Biotechnology

Carlos Casanovas

Project Manager
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry
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
With more than 90 years of history, Laboratorios MAYMÓ is a pharmaceutical company specialized in animal health. Our manufacturing plant is located in Barcelona and complies with the strict GMP standards for manufacturing of veterinary pharmaceutical products since 2000. As galenic experts, our production facilities are dedicated to different pharmaceutical forms. Our range of products covers most livestock species. In aquaculture, we are currently working on providing treatment solutions for the most common pathologies.We have a strong international presence in more than 35 countries, and we are committed to export and international growth.

Mª Dolores Cainzos

R&D, Regulatory Affairs Director
Pharmacist (UCS). Master in Pharmaceutical Industry (UB).  Specialist in analysis and control of medicines. Specialist in industrial pharmacy and pharmaceutical technology. More than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry

Elisabet Torras

Marketing Manager
Degree in veterinary medicine (UAB). Master's Degree in Marketing Management.  Postgraduate in Digital Marketing. Project Management. Extensive experience in veterinary pharmaceutical marketing


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