A Message from Hatchery International

Capturing talent takes skill, instinct and creativity. Our Hatchery 101 webinar series host, Ron Hill, will talk to veteran hatchery professionals to share their ideas and techniques to building a great operations team. This live roundtable, sponsored by OxyGuard International, will take place at 11 am EST on May 18, 2022.


Ron Hill

Founder & CEO, Velocity Aqua
Ron Hill is a 15-year aquaculture professional with a wide array of experience and skills. Ron has a strong background in hatchery operations, aquaculture education and aquaculture content. Ron is the founder and CEO of Velocity Aqua – Aquaculture Entrepreneur Support Service and the host of “Think Tanks – The Sustainable Aquaculture Podcast.”

Jeff Hetrick

Director of Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute
Jeff Hetrick is a 40-year veteran of the Alaska aquaculture industry. Prior to taking over the role of director of the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute (APMI) in Seward, Alaska in 2002, Jeff worked for 20 years in salmon enhancement, working for private non-profits as well as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. APMI produces oysters and geoducks for the aquatic farm industry. It also produces several varieties of clams for beaches in South Central Alaska—including littleneck, butter, and razor clams.

Brian Koval

Hatchery Manager & Seed Sales at Hawaiian Shellfish LLC

Register today to join the free webinar!