Sam Chen

Independent Aquaculture Consultant
Hudson Valley Fish Farms

Over the past 5 years, Samuel Chen has lead the development of Hudson Valley Fish Farms, one of the first commercial land-based recirculating farms in North America. During this time, he has had the opportunity to evaluate numerous aquaculture facilities from net-pens to the full range of closed-containment farms.  In his role, Samuel has been in charge of business development, marketing, sales, regulatory affairs, and HR.  His draw to the business has been the opportunity to combine his passion for science, food and business to grow wildly delicious seafood.

Prior to entering into the aquaculture field, he was an independent consultant with deep expertise in Organizational Development and Corporate Strategy.  He has led transformational initiatives from inception through to sustainment and has a wide base of experience from public sector, municipal government through to education.