About Us

InnovaSea Systems, Inc., a Cuna del Mar portfolio company, is dedicated to supporting open-ocean aquaculture businesses by producing innovative, environmentally-focused sustainable technologies and service solutions for the industry.  Launched on January 1, 2015 with the merger of OceanSpar* and Ocean Farm Technologies,** InnovaSea is developing a fully integrated open-ocean farming platform.  The company continues to secure design and engineering talent in its mission to create the next generation of products for the open-ocean fish farming industry.  InnovaSea is furthering plans for outreach to aquaculture companies by accelerating research and development, advancing support for responsible aquaculture operations in the open ocean and using fully integrated fish farming platforms.

*OceanSpar developed and field-tested large net pens and support equipment for the offshore aquaculture industry. The company was founded in 1994 with a focus on creating solutions for responsible seafood production with advance design net pen platforms.

** Ocean Farm Technologies has also been recognized by the aquaculture industry for its innovative technology development in the open ocean for more than ten years. In addition, Ocean Farm Technologies developed, built, and marketed the Aquapod,™ a unique containment system for open ocean aquaculture.

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Our Mission
To create innovative and integrated production systems that efficiently and effectively produce fish, while not harming the environment.
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Company History

InnovaSea Systems, Inc. is an innovative, technology and engineering based company, dedicated to supporting the open-ocean aquaculture industry. InnovaSea was launched January 1, 2015 with the merger of two advanced aquaculture engineering and technology companies; OceanSpar and Ocean Farm Technologies.

InnovaSea Systems’ Origin
The foundation of InnovaSea’s aquaculture technology and engineering solutions and services began in 1978 with Nor‘Eastern Trawl Systems, known as NET Systems, Inc. and later, in 2005 with the founding of Ocean Farms Technologies, an aquaculture engineering and solutions company servicing the open ocean fish farming industry.

NET Systems
In its early years, NET Systems provided complete trawl fishing systems for its customers. By the early 1980’s NET Systems became a leader in the design and production of trawl nets, trawl doors, codends as well as manufacturers of products for the open ocean aquaculture industry. In the late 1980’s, NET Systems launched a new division of its company called OceanSpar. The OceanSpar division specialized in the development of innovative open ocean aquaculture products and services. OceanSpar was spun off from NET Systems as a separate company in 1994.

OceanSpar
From 1994 to late 2014, OceanSpar designed large submersible net pens and provided technical support equipment for the open ocean aquaculture industry. The company’s approach – delivering solutions that integrate fish pen systems with feeding, harvesting and other operational equipment – led to the development of the SeaStation™, an open ocean fish pen system, and to AquaSpar™, the company’s unique line of near-shore and freshwater fish pens. OceanSpar’s design and engineering experience helped to further growth and innovation in the aquaculture industry.

Ocean Farm Technologies
By 2005, Ocean Farm Technologies was founded. The company was quickly recognized as a leader in advanced aquaculture technology, innovation and development. Ocean Farm Technologies’ Aquapod,™ a premier product, is a unique containment system for marine aquaculture, suited for open ocean conditions and for growth of diverse fish species. The Aquapod is comprised of individual triangular net panels fastened together in a spheroid shape and is used by leading environmentally-focused open ocean aquaculture companies around the world. Ocean Farm technologies provided ongoing support for the open ocean industry through a variety of integrated aquaculture services. In 2012, Ocean Farm Technologies merged with Earth Ocean Farms, a marine fish farming company located in the Sea of Cortez near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. The two companies became part of Baja Aquaculture Inc., a management firm dedicated to the development, building and marketing of innovative and integrated farming systems for marine fish worldwide.

InnovaSea Systems, Inc. founded January 1, 2015 with the merger of OceanSpar and Ocean Farm Technologies is part of the Cuna del Mar group. The company is committed to developing the next wave of innovative, open-ocean products and services to support the growing mariculture industry. InnovaSea has a research and development focus and is actively expanding its workforce of highly skilled engineers, software systems developers, and experience project managers.

Company Bios

DAVID KELLY

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer

David Kelly is CEO & CTO of InnovaSea. He is responsible for setting InnovaSea’s overall strategy and leading the research and development efforts to create advanced open ocean aquaculture farming systems.

Prior to InnovaSea, Kelly served as president and chief executive officer of Bluefin Robotics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle. He was responsible for the strategic direction and operational execution of the business. Bluefin Robotics is a full life-cycle provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and related technology to government, commercial and academic clients worldwide.

Kelly is a senior executive and technologist with more than 30 years of comprehensive, hands-on experience in early-stage high tech companies and in Fortune 500 high tech firms. He has full life-cycle experience with robotics systems, information technology and defense electronics. Kelly has an extensive background in the management of information systems, business development and finance.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

LANGLEY GACE

President

Langley Gace is president of InnovaSea Systems, Inc. He works closely with the management team and company board of directors, establishing the company’s business strategy.

Gace leads and implements sales and marketing strategies for InnovaSea and is responsible for the company’s overall business development functions. Previously, Gace served as president of OceanSpar, LLC where he managed development of high performance fish pens, operating equipment and support services to leading offshore aquaculture companies. Before that, Gace worked for the International Copper Association (ICA) leading their aquaculture applications development. He was responsible for managing copper-alloy mesh aquaculture research and market development projects at a global level. Prior to joining the ICA, Gace held a variety of progressively senior roles in program management, engineering and business development for OceanSpar, LLC.

Gace holds an M.S., Mechanical Ocean Engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire where his research on scale model submersible fish pens was a catalyst for the open ocean aquaculture program there. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

A noted open ocean aquaculture systems expert and senior executive, Gace presents worldwide on the latest developments in the fish farming industry. He has briefed subcommittees for the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on federal funding for aquaculture and he has presented technical papers to large audiences around the world.

FRANK FAY

Chief Financial Officer

Frank Fay is chief financial officer for InnovaSea Systems. Fay has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience helping companies to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of their finance, IT, procurement and human resource operations in large and middle markets. He is an expert in finance and advising senior management.

Prior to joining InnovaSea, Fay served as chief financial officer for Baja Aquaculture, Inc. in La Paz B.C.S., Mexico and in Morrill, Maine, USA.

Other international finance experience includes 13 years with AstraZeneca where Fay held various financial operations positions for the company in the United States, Zurich Switzerland and Warsaw, Poland. Fay currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sol Azul Seafarms USA.

Fay received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Additionally, he graduated from the Transnational Education Program IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland.