Matteo was appointed as Project Officer in 2022. With over 10 years of experience in the aquaculture sector, he worked with RAS and IMTA system, open cages, and flow through farms with several different freshwater species such as perch, whitefish and arctic charr. His specialisations are in aquaponics production and circular economy as well as hatchery and broodstock management. He completed the BlueInvest Readiness course and holds a BSc in Natural Sciences from University of Milan (Italy) as well as a certification in aquaponics production. Matteo has a strong interest in environmental preservation, botany, and paleontology. In 2019 he was awarded as one of the ‘’top 10 under 40’’ hatchery professionals of the world by the magazine ‘’Hatchery International’’.