Regis F. Bador
Development Strategy Advisor
New Caledonia

Since 2022, Regis is Development Strategy Advisor companies in the shrimp industry, advising international companies from France, USA, Ecuador, Panama and Australia. From January 2018 to May 2022, he was Senior Advisor at Cargill Animal Nutrition Technologies, USA, for iQuatic digital platform development worldwide and as Lead of the iQuatic Academy and the iQuatic Insights Explorer Team. From 2016-2017, he was General Manager of AQ1 Systems Panamá, a subsidiary of AQ1 Systems Australia. His job was to create and organize marketing and servicing activities of the unique advanced technology to manage shrimp feeding based on instant acoustic monitoring in Latin America and the US. From May 2012 to 2016, he was Founder and Managing Director of Innov’Aquaculture Sarl in New Caledonia.

Regis started his career in aquaculture in 1983 as a researcher at IFREMER, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Paris, France. He worked 11 years in New Caledonia, as Manager, SODACAL S.A., the largest farm in New Caledonia, producing stylirostris and as General Manager, Ecloserie de Mara, SAS, both in Moindou, New Caledonia. He was also involved in the implementation of up-to-date RAS technology for this 23-year-old hatchery. Regis also worked in CENIACUA in Cartagena, Bogotá and Tumaco and Madagascar.

Session 6 Panel on How to Maintain the Resurgence of the Black Tiger
Session 7
Required Commitments to Fulfil Differentiation Markets for P. monodon
Future Proofing of Asia’s Shrimp Aquaculture


Shrimp production worldwide has reached around 5 million tons in 2022 and keeps increasing. Shrimp has become a global commodity and prices, especially those paid to farmers, tend to decrease, or remain stable, while production costs tend to increase. One saving strategy is to differentiate specific produced shrimp to obtain a premium price. Premium prices require specific commitments on production methods and conditions, certified by third parties.

Gaining trust from customers will allow premium price as long as farmers fully respect those production conditions included in the certification and/or in the communication and marketing materials.

Examples from different shrimp and other primary industries are described as possible sources of inspiration.