Raúl is a marine resources and mariculture specialist with more than thirty five (35) years of experience on the cultivation, valorization, transformation, raw material procurement, industrial processing and marketing of marine organisms and their products, with particular emphasis on tropical and sub-tropical seaplants (macroalgae) species, including Eucheuma, Kappaphycus, Sargassum and Gracilariales as a way to promote low carbon, blue economies and sustainable production of dried biomass for the phycocolloids, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and food industries.