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« เมื่อ: เมษายน 11, 2007, 09:28:48 PM »

Source: Scandasia  World News    10/04/2007 14:05:18

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"In my profession working with the Aquaculture is a very good place to be," says Jesper. "80% of the production is from the Asia region, it's an interesting work and I like to stay here."

 

Jesper Clausen graduated a master degree in Biology with a strong focus on Aquaculture from Copenhagen. He’s now working at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

However this is not the first time Jesper has been in the region. He was in Vietnam for his Master Thesis and that was when he was introduced to Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific or NACA. He joined NACA in Bangkok later on and stayed in Thailand for almost three years. After that he moved to Vietnam and work with DANIDA for one year and a half before relocated back to Thailand. Now he’s been an Aquaculture officer at the FAO for about one year in a Fishery Department Office in Bangkok.

 

Working at FAO



His work at FAO usually deals with exports of Aquaculture and Fish Aquaculture from Asia and the Pacific region to EU or the US. He is here to focus on the production of Aquaculture products from Thailand.

 

"Once the product has been produced, we advise farmers about the regulations, how they cannot use Antibiotic or some other chemicals and we have to make sure that the water used in the production process is in good quality.” Jesper explains about his work.

 

“There were previously some cases when the inspectors from EU or the US found Antibiotic in the Shrimps from this region and they could not use those shrimps, after that we’ve been more cautious” continues Jesper.


  “The industry in this region and the quality has been improving. We are trying a lot to encourage people to produce good products.”

 

Projects


Jesper is currently working on FAO’s project dealing with Food Safety and a guideline for Certification in Aquaculture products for the whole Asia and the Pacific region which has been going for about one year now.

 

In Vietnam he worked with small scale farmers, doing fish and lobsters. He also made guideline for the Vietnamese Government.

 

“Thailand is more advance in the production than Vietnam, it's more intensive but Vietnam is developing very fast. One advantage in Thai Aquaculture is that they really care about the quality of the production.” Jesper says.

 

Some of the projects he worked with in the past were Shrimp Farming and Environmental impacts and Better Management practices in Aquaculture Program which helps the farmer to improve their products so that it will be easier to export to EU, US or Japan.

 

“Sometime the quality needs to be quite high,” says Jesper.

 

“There are many restrictions in order to reach EU’s or US’s market standard. So what we do is we support the region here to reach these high criteria.”

 

Thai Aquaculture


Thailand is one of the leading countries when it comes to Aquaculture especially shrimp farming which has been growing rapidly. Now Thailand is the largest shrimp exporting nation in the world.

 

“We just had a big workshop last week which was supported by the Thai Government and the department of fishery.” Jesper says “

 

“We talked about certification of aquaculture products, to make sure that the countries in the region have something to say, it's not only the US and EU that compensate the business.”

 

New FAO food safety projects in Asia


In February 2007, FAO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific begins implementation of two new 3-year projects in Asia. This includes Enhancing food safety by strengthening food inspection systems in the ASEAN countries and supporting the FAO Programme on capacity building in food safety.

 

The objectives of the project are the preparation of cases studies related to food inspection systems and guidance documents on food inspection and certification and the provision of recommendations for focused improvements to selected aspects of food inspection systems in several ASEAN countries.

 

The governments in the region are paying more attention on food safety. Consumers and Super Markets in Europe and the US also very concern about this subject. They want to make sure the products are safe to eat so they set up regulations the countries in this region have to apply.

 

“Actually the products from Asia and the Pacific region are already good quality products,” says Jesper.

 

“What we can do is that we help farmers communicate with buyers to make sure they know the rules and regulations so buyers can’t take advantage from them.”

 

Aqua Man


Jesper's life has always been around Aquaculture even his favourite hobby is diving.

 

"I guess I must have liked the sea a lot, I like to go diving and most of my careers have always been related to the marine"

 

“In my profession working with the Aquaculture in Asia is a very good place to be, 80% of the production is from the Asia region, it's an interesting work and I like to stay here.” Jesper explains.

 

“Bangkok is a very easy place to live in and Thai people are very friendly. It is an international city. You can do everything here!”



Source or related URL: http://www.scandasia.com
 
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