Adibi M. Nor

Adibi M. Nor
University of Malaya | UM · Institute for Advanced Studies

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Adibi M.Nor is a marine biologist and aquaculturist by training, with 20 years of experience in the fisheries sector. He was an employee of the Department of Fisheries (DOF) and now is a senior lecturer and PhD programme coordinator at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Universiti Malaya. He is passionate about making aquaculture development sustainable and equitable for the local community and the environment.
Additional affiliations
December 2018 - present
University of Malaya
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • My work focuses on the fisheries policy particularly, the sustainability of Kappaphycus seaweed commercialisation among Malaysian coastal communities and the impact of this activity on their livelihoods.
June 2003 - December 2018
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • I am working with the Department of Fisheries Malaysia and just completed my Ph.D. studies at Newcastle University, UK focusing on seaweed governance.
Education
September 2013 - September 2017
Newcastle University
Field of study
  • Science and Technology
September 2008 - September 2010
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Environmental Science
April 1999 - April 2002
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Field of study
  • Aquatic Biology

Publications

Publications (27)
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With increasing global demand for seaweed and derivative products including carrageenan, Malaysia has identified seaweed cultivation as a key sector in its Tenth Malaysian Plan, with the aim of increasing seaweed production and bringing economic benefits to coastal communities. After several years of growth however, since 2013 seaweed production ha...
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Sustaining economic interest in Malaysian seaweed cultivation and ensuring price stability will require coordination of downstream value chain activities including marketing and trading.-Incentives and financial support for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and private sector investments could spearhead innovation in diversified seaweed-based value-a...
Technical Report
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This is an aquaculture brief on “How biosecurity can reduce disease in seaweed farms". PDF URL: http://www.fao.org/3/cb9081en/cb9081en.pdf
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Agro-industrial waste is considered as an agro-industrial by-product that can produce another valuable product and, at the same time, lessen the waste disposal problem. Here, we suggest the usage of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) as an organism to convert the agro-industrial wastes, particularly the desiccated coconut residue (DCr) and soybean cur...
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The inherent source of gelatin used for commercial hard capsules causes a surging demand on vegetarian capsules. In this work, carrageenan is utilized in preparing hard capsules to meet consumer preferences. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) was incorporated as a reinforcing agent to improve the low mechanical properties of hard capsules made of...
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Aquaculture is an essential sector in Malaysian fisheries and plays a significant role in the national economy. Organic pollution, opportunistic microorganisms in aquaculture farms, and international contamination of feed by mycotoxigenic fungi are serious issues. Lactic acid bacteria are a biological method for maintaining and restoring the normal...
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Given the severe difficulties and challenges being faced during the current COVID-19 pandemic, agribusinesses must consider alternative means to market and sell agriproducts using e-commerce and advanced technologies. Agricultural e-commerce that utilizes advanced technologies can promote sustainable economic growth and gender equality and, therefo...
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Pandemik COVID-19 mendatangkan kesan langsung kepada jaminan keselamatan makanan di Malaysia menerusi pelbagai cara. Kajian ini dilaksanakan bertujuan untuk menganalisa sejauh manakah implikasi pandemik COVID-19 terhadap keselamatan bekalan makanan dari beberapa aspek utama iaitu gangguan dalam rantai bekalan global dan domestik, peningkatan beban...
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Budu or fish sauce is a traditional food of the East Coast communities in Peninsular Malaysia that is produced through a fermentation process between 6 to 12 months in the covered containers known as unprocessed budu. Meanwhile, the processed budu is prepared by grounding coarsely unprocessed budu before mixing with tamarind paste, palm sugar, suga...
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Sustainably managed wild fisheries support food and nutritional security, livelihoods, and cultures. Harmful fisheries subsidies -government payments that incentivize overcapacity and lead to overfishing- undermine these benefits yet are increasing globally. World Trade Organization (WTO) members have a unique opportunity at their ministerial meeti...
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The application of biosecurity in seaweed aquaculture plays an important role in reducing the impact of disease and pest outbreaks. The continuous occurrence of seaweed pests including the macroalgal epiphytes, epi-endophytic filamentous algae and biofilms on Kappaphycus farms may also potentially induce further incidences of the ice-ice syndrome....
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This study evaluated on-farm implementation and effectiveness of Malaysian seaweed aquaculture policies and regulations that applied the biosecurity concept. The knowledge-attitude-practice (KAP) survey tool was utilised to assess the effectiveness of the biosecurity measures adopted by seaweed stakeholders, including 67 seaweed farmers and ten gov...
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The present paper described the preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites reinforced by treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers and citric acid (CA) at varying loading levels. Structural, thermal, mechanical, and water resistance properties of the bioplastic composites were characterized. Fourier transform infrared sp...
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The present paper described the preparation and characterization of starch-based bioplastic composites reinforced by treated oil palm empty fruit bunch fibers and citric acid (CA) at varying loading levels. Structural, thermal, mechanical, and water resistance properties of the bioplastic composites were characterized. Fourier transform infrared sp...
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Brown seaweeds are rich source of functional polysaccharides that exhibit various bioactivities. However, Malaysian seaweeds are under-utilised, leading to low revenue throughout the supply chain of the seaweed industry. The aims of this study were to extract the functional polysaccharides, namely fucoidan (F), laminaran (L) and alginate (A) from M...
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A global shortfall in protein supply from capture fisheries has motivated the Malaysian government to revise its aquaculture strategy, focusing on three commodities: seaweed, fish and marine shrimp. However, the performance of the Malaysian aquaculture sector, particularly seaweed production, is poorly documented. This is the first empirical study...
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Indonesia is the world largest producer of the red seaweeds Kappaphycus and Eucheuma; however, this country is facing significant challenges such as disease outbreaks, epiphyte infestations and a loss in seedling quality. Biosecurity practices have been widely adopted in other aquaculture sectors and when enforced can help to limit the introduction...
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Seaweed (Kappaphycus spp.) farming has been practised in Malaysia since the late 1970s following government policy incentives (training and farming inputs). However, numerous governance, economic, environmental, technological and sociocultural challenges have limited the industry from achieving its full potential. The Seaweed Cluster Project (SCP)...
Conference Paper
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Kappaphycus farming was introduced to Malaysia in the late 1970s to help meet the growing demand for reliable carrageenan supply chains. Malaysian state authorities, working alongside commercial partners, developed policies and programmes to enable coastal communities to participate in seaweed farming by providing training and farming inputs. Howev...
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This study reveals the seaweed marketing channel in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia, which comprises different stakeholders – i.e., farmers, middlemen and processors. The sustainability of seaweed industry relies on the price fluctuations because it is one of the main issues on seaweed constraint. Therefore, a study on the seaweed marketing channel has b...
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A new species, Kappaphycus malesianus, is established as a new member of the genus Kappaphycus.Locally known as the“Aring-aring” variety by farmers inMalaysia and the Philippines, this variety has been commercially cultivated, often together with Kappaphycus alvarezii due to the similarities in morphology. Despite also producing kappa-carrageenan,...
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A new species, Kappaphycus malesianus, is established as a new member of the genus Kappaphycus. Locally known as the “Aring-aring” variety by farmers in Malaysia and the Philippines, this variety has been commercially cultivated, often together with Kappaphycus alvarezii due to the similarities in morphology. Despite also producing kappa-carrageena...
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The increasing demands on anti-oxidant and skin lightening agents in Asia Pacific market have created vast excitement in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry to introduce robust and effective, yet safe invention of topical product. The emergence of various herbal-based products stimulates comprehensive study to evaluate the potential of various...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the agar content and agar gel strength from intact and squeezed thalli of Gracilaria manilaensis collected from the earthen pond at Pantai Merdeka, Kedah, Malaysia. Agar content and agar gel strength of different agar extraction processes, i.e. native extraction and NaOH (5% w/v NaOH) treated of intact and s...
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The seaweed industry has been identified for priority development in Malaysia. The seaweeds commercially farmed for carrageenan belong to the genera Kappaphycus Doty and Eucheuma J. Agardh. At least six varieties of Kappaphycus and Eucheuma are found in the farms around Sabah, east Malaysia. These seaweeds produce carrageenan with gel strength rang...

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Our vision for the GCRF GlobalSeaweedSTAR programme is to grow the research and innovation capability of developing countries engaged in seaweed farming. This programme is a multi-disciplinary, 4-year, challenge-led, strategic programme in collaboration, primarily with the Philippines, Indonesia and Tanzania. We will provide practical solutions and long term capacity building to many other seaweed producing developing countries through the GCRF GlobalSeaweedSTAR Fund, thus ensuring the sustainable economic growth of this global industry.
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Innovative solutions to optimise seaweed aquaculture for improving food security and sustainable livelihoods in Malaysia