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Gérard Carrodano, sentinel of the sea


PORTRAIT - World champion in underwater fishing, this enthusiast has converted to fishing for live fish and invertebrates. Aquariums and oceanographic centers around the world are supplied from him.

As soon as his hand plunges into the tank, the octopus springs from its hiding place and wraps its tentacles around its fingers.

He thinks I'm going to give him a treat,

laughs Gérard Carrodano.

He has to fly to Helsinki, Finland. ”

In the neighboring tank, the prawns are acclimatized, the time to be transported to the aquarium of Trocadéro, in Paris.

Further away, a gray grouper swims above shoal starfish.


This fish is also in great demand because, as it grows, it becomes enormous, and therefore spectacular."

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At 66, Gérard Carrodano is a luminary in the marine environment.

A living encyclopedia.

More than 7000 dives on the clock.

Ardent defender of the creeks of Marseille, this world champion in underwater fishing has changed his mind by becoming the main supplier of fish and invertebrates to aquariums and oceanographic institutes in the Mediterranean.

The motto of Prince Albert I of Monaco,

"To make known, to love and to protect the ocean"

, is his.

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Source: lefigaro

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