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Raanan Ariav

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Fish & Shrimp Health Specialist) Edit

AquaVet Edit

Expert Witness & Consultant Edit

Zichron Yakov, Israel Edit

27 Years of Expertise

Expert Witness Cases: 26 Edit

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I am an international fish health management specialist and a graduate of the Faculty of Animal Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (B.Sc. Aquaculture) and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). WHAT I DO: I am a proven business leader with several decades of experience in the international aquaculture industry as both an expert veterinary practitioner and a senior corporate executive. In the last 7 years, I have been a VP at Phibro Animal Health and was responsible for establishing Phibro Aqua, a new division of Phibro Animal Health Corporation. At Phibro Aqua, I assembled an outstanding team of fish and shrimp health specialists and developed a broad service portfolio in order to provide aquaculturists with the best solutions, from fish and shrimp health management, disease diagnosis and vaccination, to production and operations expertise. This included the development of a unique, comprehensive line of veterinary products for both shrimp and fish: medications, feed additives, fish vaccines, bio-remediation products and pre-mix formulations. Phibro Aqua is now active in more than 20 countries. WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: I have worked with customers worldwide (North America, Central & South America, Europe, Israel, China, Southeast Asia, etc.) and possess a unique set of skills that encompass both the science and business worlds. These also include: ◆ Research – Managed large-scale clinical research in both fish and shrimp in numerous locations for over 30 years.rn◆ Communication – Delivered workshops, seminars and lectures all over the world, on a wide range of aquaculture related topics.rn◆ Teaching – Taught and shaped the aquaculture curriculum for 25+ years at the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine and Ruppin Faculty of Marine Sciences. READY TO TALK? Reach out to me here – I’m currently seeking exciting new ideas and challenges in the fish health / aquaculture industry, in a leadership or consult

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Jan 2014- Dec 2020

Phibro Animal Health - Airport City, Israel, Israel

VP, Global manager of aquaculture division

worldwide demand for high quality protein, combined with expanding human populations and decreasing wild stocks of fish, assures an increased future dependence on aquaculture products and technologies. The challenge is to develop profitable and sustainable aquaculture practices which will implement advanced technologies. These technologies will allow aquaculture to make a significant contribution to future supplies of aquatic products. Phibro Aqua is a division of Phibro Animal Health Corporation, a diversified global developer and manufacturer of a broad range of animal health and nutrition products for the poultry, swine, cattle, dairy and aquaculture markets. Phibro Aqua has developed a strong team of fish health specialists and scientists with a focus on providing the global aquaculture industry with cost effective health management solutions in order to maximize the productivity of our customer’s farms. This Phibro Aqua team brings to our customers a full range of expertise in production and operation, fish health management, disease diagnosis and vaccination. Phibro Aqua is developing a wide range of specialized veterinary products for the aquaculture industry: Medications, feed additives, fish vaccines and bio-remediators.

Oct 1998- Dec 2013

AquaVet Technologies LTD. - Zichron Yakov, Israel, Israel

CEO

Aqua-Vet Technologies Ltd. Provided specialized professional services to over 50 aquaculture facilities in Israel, S. E. Asia, Turkey, Central - America and Eastern – Europe. These farms included large scale extensive and intensive facilities, RAS units, marine net pen operations, inland marine facilities, tropical and cold-water ornamental fish farms. 2 The company was also engaged in numerous national and international research and development projects focused on development of new veterinary products and biologicals intended for the aquaculture industry. Aqua-Vet Technologies Ltd. Provided clinical evaluations and professional supervision for development of such products for several of the largest international pharmaceutical companies. In addition, Aqua-Vet’s professional staff developed “CASCADE”, a state of the art facility for super-intensive culture of fin-fish.

Jan 1993- Dec 1998

Kibbutz Maagan Michael - Zichron Yakov, Israel, Israel

Manager of Aquatic Veterinary health services and the Regional Fish Disease laboratory, Ma’agan Michael Fisheries

Responsible for health monitoring and preventive medicine program, health quality control and water quality assessment, diagnosis of fish disease and treatments in the largest fishery in Israel. Fishery includes 3 separate Aquatic facilities: 1. MA’AGAN MICHAEL ORNAMENTAL FISH FARM: A cold water ornamental fish farm, raising mainly Coldwater Ornamentals (Japanese Koi and Goldfish) intended for export to Western Europe and the U.S.A. Total sales over 2.5 Million U.S. Dollars per year. 4 2. MA’AGAN MICHAEL - HYBRID STRIPED BASS FARM: One of the largest Intensive Hybrid Stripped Bass farms in the world. Total production exceeds 350 Tons per year. Responsible for planning of total fish health monitoring system, and implementation of large scale vaccination program on this farm. Farm includes a small scale processing and packaging plant for all products intended for export. 3. MA’AGAN MICHAEL FISH FARM: A conventional extensive fish farm, raising mainly Tilapia, Red Drum, Gray Mullet, Common Carp, and different species of Chinese Carps, intended mainly for local market. Total production exceeds 650 Tons per year. Responsible for all planning and coordination of Scientific activities and experiments in these operations. . In addition, responsible for diagnosis & management of disease related problem on 18 other fish farms along the coastal region of Israel.

2006- 2013

Kibbutz Ein - Hamifratz - Ein - Hamifratz, Israel, Israel

Chairman of the Board – Ein Hamifratz Fish Farm

Ein Hamifratz Fish Farm, one of the most advanced RAS facilities in Israel is located along the Northern coast of Israel in the Haifa bay. Surface area of the farm is 60 Ha. It includes semi intensive earthen ponds, a large Intensive rearing unit, a large scale fish hatchery, (mainly of red Tilapia) and a new super Intensive RAS rearing unit for Red Tilapia aurea and Sea Bream. (Sparus aurata) The farm\'s annual production averages 600 metric tons of the following species: Common Carp, Tilapia, Silver Carp, Mullet, Sea Bream and Hybrid Stripped Bass.

2000- 2013

SunDag LTD. (Israel) - En - Hatseva, Israel, Israel

Quality control and veterinary manager: SUNDAG –Israel Tropical Fish Ltd.

Professional veterinary advisor of SUNDAG – Israel Tropical Fish Ltd., Israel’s largest exporter of tropical ornamental fish. Responsible for health monitoring programs and quality control assurance among numerous Israeli exporters of tropical ornamental fish.

1992

University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine - Madison, WI, US

DVM

1987

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Rehovot, Israel, Israel

B.Sc. (Major - aquaculture)

Ariav R. Sanabria C. and Yusefovits F., “Management of Koi Herpes Virus (K.H.V.) epizootics in Israeli cold-water ornamental fish farms”. World Aquaculture Society Meeting, Beijing, China.

Published 2003

Ariav R. Tinman S.,Paperna I. And Bejerano I, “First report of newly emerging viral disease of Cyprinus carpio species in Israel”. 9’th International conference on diseases of fish, European Association Of Fish Pathologist, (E.A.F.P.) Rhodes, Greece.

Published 2000

M. Pimenta Leibowitz M., D. Zilberg M. and R. Ariav “The effect of different conditions on Tetrahymena sp. infestation in guppies (Poecilia reticulata) “Thesis, submitted to the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Reasearch, Ben – Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, Israel.

Published 1998

Ariav R. & Radomski A., “Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha) health monitoring in lake Michigan, 1989 – 1990”. Wisconsin D.N.R - Fisheries Health Management department.

Published 1992

M. Pimenta Leibowitz, R. Ariav and D. Zilberg “Environmental and physiological conditions affecting Tetrahymena sp. Infection in guppies, Poecilia reticulata Peters” Journal of Fish Diseases 2005, 28,539 – 547.

Published 1992

Amir Abbas Bazyar Lakeh, R. Ariav, R. Jung, W. Kloas, T. Preuer, K. Knopf "Water disinfection by combination of ultrasonic and ultraviolet irradiation in aquaculture "

Published 1992

Sheinberg S. , Paperna, I. , Ariav, R. " Histopathology of Infection by the Ciliate Tetrahymena corlissi in guppy. (Poecilia reticulata) Thesis, submitted to the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the degree of Master of Science, May 2003.

Published 1992

Nitsan S. Ariav R. and Heller D., “Environmental Control of Fish Pasteurellosis (Photobacterium damselae ssp. Piscicida) outbreaks in Israeli Hybrid Stripped Bass (Morone saxatilis x M. Chrysops) Facilities”. Fourth International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, (I.S.S.A.H) New Orleans, Louisiana.

Published 1992

Amir Abbas Bazyar Lakeh, R. Ariav, R. Jung, W. Kloas, T. Preuer, K. Knopf “Combination of low frequency ultrasound LFUS and UV-C for elimination of pathogens in recirculating aquaculture systems.”

Published 1992

IVMA (Israel Veterinary Medicine Association)

AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association)

The Israeli Paratroopers fund

The \"Paratroopers Fund\" emerged from a group of \"crazy people\" who gathered after the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War around values of comradeship and devotion to the families of the fallen. In the first period, the group operated independently and without formal structure. When the need arose to streamline the activity and raise funds, an association was established called \"The foundation for the families of the fallen paratroopers.\"

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