Dr John Benzie leads the genetics group at WorldFish. He has more than 25 years of research experience in government, university and private sectors worldwide, applying genetics to natural resource management and aquaculture. He has led programs in aquaculture and marine biotechnology for Australian Government agencies, the University of New South Wales, and a multi-national shrimp breeding company. He is also currently Professor of Marine Molecular Biodiversity at University College Cork, Ireland and an Editor of the journal Aquaculture.
WorldFish work to strengthen the technological foundations of aquaculture made major advances in 2017, with the release of new generations of improved fish lines and the development of molecular markers to facilitate future breeding work.