Nick Trachet

Nick Trachet (1959) obtained a degree in zoology at the VUB (Free University of Brussels). He specialised in marine biology and started his professional career as a fisheries biologist in Surinam. Later on he joined the FAO in a Fisheries support programme for the South Pacific. Through the love for the kitchen, his scope shifted slowly from the living sea to fish as food (post harvest technology). He tought and gave advise in far flung places, he e.g. showed the inhabitants of Tarawa how to smoke kippers and he pickled giant clams in Palau. He also advised the Imraguen of Mauretania to keep chickens (against flies).
Today, NT contributes to magazines for the fish trade and industry and acts as a consultant for the private sector. He also writes gastronomical Belgian magazines.