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The beauty and mystery of the ocean, fills our lives with wonders, vast beyond our imagination. 

[M. L. Borges, By The Sea]


Founded by Mark van Leeuwen and Philip Schreven in The Netherlands, Pan Ocean Aquaculture B.V., strives to fundamentally change the aquaculture industry providing solutions to farm the healthiest most nourishing fish to feed this planet’s growing population. 

With deep respect for the planet and its oceans, POA is committed to taking care of the ecosystem of fish, oceans and people by implementing innovations that result in a step change in sustainability for all stakeholders.

Aurelia Jellyfish

"We must plant the sea and herd its animals, using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about." 

[Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1971]


POA consists of a multi-disciplined, multi-national group of people.

  • Mark van Leeuwen

    Founder & General Director

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  • Philip Schreven

    Founder & General Director

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  • Ma Kun

    Director SSFF Projects

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  • Niels Haakman

    Director Project Integration

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  • Carol Shang

    Senior Manager Legal and Compliance

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  • Maiken Nijland

    Communications Manager

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Over the past 5 years POA has developed various relationships with professional institutions and suppliers. Together with these partners the challenges that lay ahead will be managed and overcome. 



All engineering is verified and approved by independent ABS (Houston and Shanghai office) – following international offshore (Oil and Gas) standards for:

  • Global strength analysis for site-specific loading conditions

    • Global yielding

    • Global buckling

  • Global fatigue analysis

  • Local strength and fatigue analysis for critical structural areas

  • Column shell and sleeve structure contact analysis for maintenance condition

  • Full motion analysis including vortex-induced motion evaluation

  • Mooring analysis

  • Wind heel moments, intact and stability analysis

ABS Certification of the offshore unit:

  • Meets Regulatory Agency and Insurers' requirements with respect to design, materials, construction, installation and lifecycle fitness for service

  • Meets financial institution’s requirements

  • Meets Insurance Company’s requirements

  • Maintains resale value of the unit




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