Scoot Science Hires Business Development Specialist

Scoot Science, the premier ocean forecasting technology company for aquaculture businesses, continues to expand its presence in Canada with the addition of Business Development Specialist Craig Blackie. Through this role, Blackie will develop sales channels while implementing programs for Scoot Science that support the interests of aquaculture companies, first nations groups, government agencies, and environmental organizations.

Information source: Scoot Sciene / press release

Blackie has been on the front lines of monitoring ocean change and managing community and regulatory relationships on behalf of aquaculture companies for nearly a decade. He is a fish biologist and holds a master’s degree in aquaculture. His most recent position with Grieg Seafood in British Columbia included building partnerships with first nations groups along the coast and managing government relations.

“An important part of Scoot Science’s mission is to improve humanity’s relationship with the ocean,” says CEO Jonathan LaRiviere. “Data analysis is integral in achieving this goal, as is the deep ocean knowledge of first nations groups and working in concert with regulatory agencies. Craig understands how to bring our shared interests together and we look forward to revealing more of his work as the projects are developed.”

Scoot Science is an ocean data analytics company built to catalyze the blue economy and support fish farmers who need to protect their operations from the risks of rapidly changing oceans.  By integrating in-pen environmental data with publicly available oceanographic and meteorological data Scoot Science gives farmers a window into their regional ocean. Scoot Science goes beyond operational insights by building risk models that translate ocean dynamics into marine business outcomes. Those models enable aquaculture to finally unlock the tools of modern finance and insurance. 

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About Scoot Science

Founded in 2017, Scoot Science is aquaculture’s leader in ocean analytics and forecasting. Its core data analytics tools are designed to help aquaculture companies unlock the potential of their data collection, understand ocean risks, and protect their operations. With Scoot Science, ocean farms have unified data access and analysis of their local ocean environment to mitigate the impact of ocean threats to their farms. For more information, visit

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