Prof. Jiansan Jia, Visiting Professor

Prof. Jiansan Jia, Visiting Professor

Shanghai Ocean University (former Deputy Director of FIR/FAO - retired)

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Professor Jiansan Jia, a Chinese national, joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1998, and has dedicated all his efforts in promoting sustainable development and management of fisheries and aquaculture at global and regional levels. He has been the Chief of Aquaculture Service for 15 years, overseeing the FAO aquaculture programme through provision of policy advice, technical assistance and information and knowledge sharing and capacity building for developing countries. He was appointed Deputy Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of FAO in 2012. Before FAO, Professor Jia worked for the Ministry of Agriculture in China for more than 20 years, holding a number of leading positions at local and central governmental and non-governmental institutions. He was involved in agriculture and rural development, fisheries and aquaculture management and participated extensively in bilateral and multi-lateral fisheries negotiations as well as distant water fishing operations, and supervised and coordinated international cooperation between China and various governments and international organisations in the fields of agriculture, animal husbandry and fisheries. He retired from FAO in 2017 and is now a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Ocean University in China.


Leading the process of:

  • Establishment of the FAO Fisheries Committee's Sub-Committee on Aquaculture.
  • Promotion of "South-South Cooperation" in aquaculture among developing countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific regions.
  • Convening, in collaboration with partnership organisations, two FAO/NACA Global Aquaculture Conferences.


  • Success Stories in Chinese Aquaculture, 2018, author for the Chapter 1.1.4 - Notable Developments of the Past Three Decades in Chinese Aquaculture.
  • FAO State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture from issues 1998 through 2016 (contributing author/reviewer).
  • Jia, J.  et Chen, J. 2000. Sea Farming and Sea Ranching in China, FAO FTP 418, Rome.
  • Jia, J. et al, 1995. Chinese-English Dictionary of Fisheries, China Agriculture Publishing, 1995, Beijing.
  • Jia, J. 1994. Human Resources in Chinese Fisheries and Aquaculture, FAO Fisheries Circular, 1994, Rome.
  • Jia, J. 1993. Developement Strategy of Chinese Fisheries and Aquaculture, China Fisheries, Vol 32, 1993, Beijing.

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