Philippe Danigo. Born in Bretagne, home of French oyster farming industry, his family has been culturing oysters for four generations, he studied marine biology at the University of Brest (France) and did a Masters Degree in fisheries and aquaculture. As an expert of France Aquaculture/IFREMER, he has been responsible for aquaculture technology transfer, particularly within the shrimp and oyster hatchery and farming industries. He has acted as consultant of FAO, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. In 1993 he partnered with Pedro Noriega in the foundation of SOL Azul. Since then, he has been actively involved in the development of aquaculture in Mexico as the founding President of the Sanitary Aquaculture Committe of Baja California Sur, as the National Secretary of the Oyster Product System, and as founding partner and General Manager of Marimex del Pacifico, an affiliated aquaculture company located in La Paz, Baja California Sur producing oyster seed .
“Our activity naturally leads to protecting the environment. If we wish to obtain a healthy product, it has to be developed in a healthy environment. If the place where we work is polluted, our business is over. Thus, bivalve production goes hand in hand with the protection, defense and care of the environment. Also, cultivating our products in a pristine area gives them an added value. For this reason, we decided to launch our oyster aquaculture company within the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve.