Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific

8 - 9 February 2023


WWF's US Office Perspective on Advancing Seaweed Farming in the North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific

Paul Dobbins, Senior Director Impact Investing, World Wildlife Fund, USA

About the speaker: 

Paul Dobbins is the Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services on the WWF-US Aquaculture team. He is identifying companies for impact investment, stakeholder collaboration, and research opportunities that will accelerate the growth of seaweed and shellfish farming. His project, titled Advancing Aquaculture for Climate Gains, includes research into the potential market for feed additives for ruminants and the development of new markets for seaweed biomass.

Before joining WWF, Paul operated shellfish farms and spent a decade leading the development of the country’s first open ocean commercial kelp farms. He has served on the advisory boards of NOAA SeaGrant, the Aquaculture Research Institute at the University of Maine, the Maine Aquaculture Association, Focus Maine, and the Conservation Law Foundation, a serves as a delegate to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.

Company info: 

As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.