Lead Specialist, Seaweed and Bi-valves
Paul Dobbins is the Lead Seaweed and Bi-valves Specialist on the WWF-US Aquaculture team. Paul is researching methods to increase the global scale of seaweed and shellfish sea farming as part of a project titled Advancing Aquaculture for Climate Gains, which includes research into the potential market for feed additives for ruminants and the creation of biofuels.
Before joining WWF Paul 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.