Day 2 – Norway

Topic : Sustainable Aquaculture
Date : 27 Sep.2023 / 10.00-11.30 (CET) / 15.00-16.30 (BKK)

Norway is one of the world’s most advanced countries in terms of technology and innovation related to aquaculture. There is continuous research conducted to improve breeding and overall production. Knowledge about diverse aspects of aquaculture is regularly disseminated. For instance, the Aqua Nor exhibition, held in August 2023, featured innovations such as advanced feed and microbiological agents that enhance the efficiency of aquaculture. They also focused on developing aquatic species.

Therefore, there is a desire for Thais to learn from Norway’s best practices, especially in the sustainable cultivation of salmon, which is of particular interest to Thailand due to being the top importer of Norwegian salmon in Southeast Asia and the second-largest in Asia after China. Additionally, Thailand can adapt Norway’s lessons to its own aquaculture practices. This perspective includes insights from academics regarding Thailand’s readiness in this regard.

Opening Remarks by Her Excellency Ms. Vimolbajra Ruksakiati
Ambassador of Thailand to Norway

Watch Full Webinar: Sustainable Aquaculture
Best Practices from Norwegian Salmon Industry

Highlight from the session :

  • The success factors in Norway’s salmon farming industry, which has earned Norway a reputation as a global leader and what is the concept of “sustainability” in the Norwegian context.
  • Analyze the current state of Thailand’s sustainable aquaculture practices, understand the meaning of “sustainability” in the Thai context, identify Thailand’s strengths and weaknesses in this regard
  • Lesson learned  through Norwegian’s best practices and collaboration between Thailand and Norway.
  • Perspectives, connections, and approaches to maintaining a balance between sustainability and economic viability
  • Exchange perspectives on technology development, thought processes, and their integration with economic value creation.

Speakers :

Dr.Putth Songsangjinda
Advisor to the Department of Fisheries specialising in marine shrimp farming system management
Dr.Putth used to hold the position of the head of the coastal aquaculture station in Trang province. I was also the director of the Research and Development Institute for Marine Shrimp Farming, Coastline Division, Department of Fisheries, in the year 2011. From 2014 to 2021, I served as an expert in marine shrimp farming at the Research and Development Institute for Coastal Aquaculture, Department of Fisheries. Currently, I am an advisor to the Department of Fisheries, specializing in marine shrimp farming system management.

Dr. Sage Chaiyaphet
The research group on integrated aquaculture biotechnology National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

Dr. Sage is currently a researcher working on microbial populations and dietary supplements in aquaculture economics. They also oversee the experimental aquaculture facility at BIOTEC. They will share their insights, research activities, and future directions related to sustainable aquaculture in collaboration with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).

Panya Sae-Lim
Senior Geneticist – Mowi Genetics AS, Norway / Researchers from the Department of Fisheries Research / Adjunct Professors at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya.

Dr. Panya currently holds the position of Senior Geneticist at Mowi Genetics, a company based in Norway. Mowi Genetics is one of the leading seafood companies in the world and operates one of the largest Atlantic salmon farming facilities globally. It accounts for approximately 20% of the global salmon market.

Furthermore, Dr. Panya has previously worked as a researcher at the NOFIMA Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Research. Dr. Panya will share best practices from Norway regarding sustainable fishing practices, technology, and incentives in the Norwegian fishing industry.


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