Brian J. Vinci

Director, Freshwater Institute


Brian VinciBrian Vinci is the Director of the Freshwater Institute. He is responsible for management and administration of the facility’s day-to-day operations, as well as program delivery, communications, fundraising and development. Prior to joining the Freshwater Institute, Brian worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Research Technician and at Cornell University as a Ph.D. fellow. He has worked at the Freshwater Institute since 1999, including as an Environmental Engineer and as Director of Environmental Engineering Services. He holds a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering, a Master of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Cornell University. He is a USDA National Needs Program Doctoral Fellow, a Cornell University Master of Engineering Program Fellow, USAID Technical Consultant and a past-President and Director of the Aquacultural Engineering Society.  He holds Aquacultural Engineering Society Meritorious Service Awards and an Association of Conservation Engineers Conservation Project Award.

You can find his publications here and more of his work at Ithaca Publishing Company.


Contact: bvinci@conservationfund.org  Phone: 304-876-2815, ext. 225   Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)

Projects

Supporting Matorka

Supporting Matorka's Sustainable Expansion

Icelandic seafood producer Matorka has been growing Arctic char since 2010....
Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

Increased Research Capacity at New Aquaculture Research Laboratory

For 30 years, The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute has led the...
Supporting Sustainability at Chatham University

Supporting Sustainability at Chatham University

Chatham University set out to develop their Eden Hall Campus with...
Superior Fresh

Superior Fresh

At the Freshwater Institute, we know that the future of sustainable...
Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s Spring Hill Salmon

Get to Know the Freshwater Institute’s Spring Hill Salmon

At the Freshwater Institute, we are leaders in the development and...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology...
SINTEF & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

SINTEF & Freshwater Compare the Economics & Carbon Footprint of Salmon Farming

A collaboration between the Freshwater Institute and SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture...
Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

Supporting Sustainable Fish Farming with Marine Harvest

For three decades, The Freshwater Institute has conducted research to develop...
Woodchip Bioreactor Research

Woodchip Bioreactor Research

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, supported by a USDA-ARS cooperative agreement,...
Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

Trout Hatchery Planning, Design, and Construction

A new hatchery was designed and constructed for the Rolling Rock...
Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Design

The National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center (NCWMAC) is a new...
Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

Pacific Salmon Restoration Program Planning

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) rears Pacific salmon and...
Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

In 2011 two conservation organizations came to the same understanding, an...
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies...
Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

Hatchery Planning and Partial Water Reuse System Design

White River NFH participates in the stock mitigation and reestablishment of...
Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

Fish Hatchery Water Reuse Evaluation – Chelan County, WA

The Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington State produces...
Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural...