Rene Contreras Varas

Manager Freshwater Operations

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Rene is an experienced Aquaculture Technician with more than 19 years of experience in Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Pacific Salmon and King Salmon farming in recirculation and flow through systems.

He has a wide range of experience in Fresh Water operations with a strong focus in reproduction, genetic gain and smolt production.

Rene joined Petuna in March 2018 after working for more than two years as Broodstock and Genetics Manager at New Zealand’s leading producer of King Salmon. He prides himself on his strong ability to manage both people and budgets in order to achieve challenging goals.