Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific

8 - 9 February 2023

Online

Global and regional perspectives on seaweed mariculture: lessons for the Asian region

Simon Funge-Smith, Senior Fishery Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand

About the speaker: 

Simon Funge-Smith, is currently the Senior Fishery Officer at the Asia and Pacific Regional Office of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. With responsibility for coordinating FAO’s regional programme on fisheries and aquaculture, his work covers the valuation and assessment of the role and importance of the regional capture fisheries and aquaculture.  Simon Funge-Smith’s professional career spans both fisheries and aquaculture development, with more than 30 years of experience working in Asia.


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An overview of the production of seaweed in Asia. The presentation will cover current production, the uses of seaweed and species under production, and current uses. It will speak to the need to address governance, trade and social challenges and this requires effective development frameworks and standards.  The presentation will also cover the opportunities and challenges for its further development as a major mariculture commodity. 

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