Global Conference on Aquaculture 2020

22-25 September 2021
Shanghai, China


Graham Mair

Graham Mair

Graham Mair


Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Graham is an internationally recognised science leader in the seafood industry and joined the Aquaculture Branch from Flinders University in South Australia in March 2018. Graham spent the early part of his professional career working in aquaculture development leading a range of R&D projects focused on the application of genetics in the development of improved strains for aquaculture. He spent nine years in the Philippines working mostly on the development of sustainable methods for sex control in tilapia. He followed this with another six years at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand working on aquaculture genetics projects, focused on carps and tilapias, in India, Bangladesh, Viet Nam and South Africa.

Graham moved to South Australia in 2004 to take up an aquaculture faculty position at Flinders University but quickly found himself seconded to the newly created Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre (2007- 2015) as Program Manager for Seafood Production Innovation, working across all major commercial aquaculture and wild catch fishery industry sectors in Australia. Graham is comfortable operating at the interface between the end user and the research provider and focuses on the delivery of tangible outputs and real developmental and commercial outcomes. He obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Wales and more recently an MBA from the University of South Australia. Graham has been very active with the World Aquaculture Society and has served on the Board of the parent society and its Asia Pacific Chapter and served as the President of WAS 2013-1015.