Travis May

Aquaculture Production Manager, Freshwater Institute


Travis MayTravis has experience in every facet of aquaculture systems from the most advanced recirculation technology to traditional flow-through technology. His strong background includes HACCP implementation, SOP development and system maintenance, bioplan data collection and harvest scheduling, and supervision of INAD studies. He is especially skilled in the integration of people, biology and the business elements of aquaculture enterprises.

Travis began his career working with a major state fisheries division producing stockable trout in raceways, executing scheduled feeding and cleaning plans and assisting with facilities maintenance. Most recently, he was a production manager for a major commercial yellow perch producer. In addition to staff management and training, he was responsible for the production of more than 1,000 metric tons of yellow perch annually in one of the largest and most advanced food fish RAS systems in the U.S.

Travis holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Natural Resource Management from Shepherd University.

Contact: tmay@conservationfund.org   Phone: 304-876-2815, ext. 223   Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)