March 12-14, 2023 | Boston, USA

Joe Cardenas

Joe Cardenas

CEO - Aquaco


Cardenas is CEO of AQUACO, LLC, a marine land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operation and at the forefront of the industry. Based in Ft. Pierce, FL, Aquaco is one of the most efficient and sustainable seafood production sites in the US. Their goal is to expand the aquaculture industry in Florida and tap into a high-demand business model that will produce hundreds of jobs and draw more agriculture and ag tech investment into the state.  The focus on novel species is attractive to the company from both a demand and margin standpoint. They are currently the only commercial scale RAS producers of Florida Pompano in the country.   

In his prior life, Joe oversaw commercial, business banking and retail operations in southeast Florida, with 3 banks spanning 17 years.   

A committed leader with an interest in both business and education, Cardenas is a board member of several organizations including Discover The Palm Beaches (Past Chair), Autism Project of Palm Beach County, and is a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXVI. As a leader in the Aquaculture Industry in Florida he also serves on the Florida Department of Agriculture Innovation Council and the Board of Florida Aquaculture Association.  

Cardenas is a graduate of Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  A native South Floridian, Joe intends to continue to grow an Industry that is an ideal fit for the “Seafood” State.

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RAS Project Development in the United States

Mar 14 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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