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Pine Island Redfish Names RAS industry Leader Ohad Maiman as Chairman of the Board

Pine Island Redfish announces the appointment of Ohad Maiman, founder and former CEO of The Kingfish Company, as Chairman of the Board.

Maiman founded The Kingfish Company in 2015 and led the company from startup through IPO. During his tenure as The Kingfish Company CEO (2015–2022), Maiman managed multiple expansions in the Netherlands and the development of Kingfish Maine in the US. Maiman is committed to be an integral driver of success in the land-based aquaculture sector, focusing on opportunities that match local production of unique species with the advanced technology of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).

“Pine Island Redfish meets the critical trifecta for a strong business case in land-based farming: a high value species, with limited local availability, and proven to be viable for RAS farming,” explained Maiman. “Having worked closely with Megan Sorby for over three years as she developed Kingfish Maine, I am confident of her exceptional managerial and problem-solving skills, and her ability to build Pine Island Redfish into a successful land-based farming company.”

Founder and CEO of Pine Island Redfish, Megan Sorby, served as Kingfish Maine’s Operations Manager during Maiman’s tenure as Kingfish CEO. “Working with the Kingfish Maine team was a valuable experience, and part of that was the opportunity to collaborate with, learn from, and work together with Ohad. His experience and unique perspective on the sector are a perfect match with the development and sustainable mission of Pine Island Redfish.”

“We have the key pieces in place to be successful: a high value species limited in domestic supply, a fully permitted site with ongoing facility design, and an experienced operations and advisory group ready to execute. As Chair of our Board, Ohad will contribute his vast industry knowledge and experience through the upcoming growth phases of our company.”

Pine Island Redfish will be located on its island namesake in southwest Florida, situated on 150 acres. The RAS project is fully permitted by all relevant local, state, and federal agencies.


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