Ruth Gutierrez-Corley, who was born in Belize and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Malta, is determined to ensure that seaweed aquaculture in Belize and the Caribbean islands prosper, despite the threat of climate change, by identifying short-…
Leanne Morris Bennet is an aquaculture extension officer with the National Fisheries Authority in Jamaica, currently pursuing a master of science in aquatic biology in Iceland, where her research focuses on oyster farming in Jamaica.
Pak Asdar Marsuki is working closely with seaweed farmers in South Sulawesi, where MARI Oceans – a community development vehicle – is trialling new technologies in a bid to optimise farming operations.
Stacy Ann Gray has spent over 15 years as an aquaculture extension officer at Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, where her achievements include setting up an oyster farm and the country’s first seaweed farm.
This year has been particularly notable for the emergence of the seaweed sector, according to Harrison Karisa, senior aquaculture specialist at the World Bank, which has over $9 billion relating to the ocean portfolio.