Mr Petrus Rani Pong-Masak M.Sc is the Senior Researcher at the Research Institute for Seaweed Culture (LPPBRL – Loka Penelitian dan Pengembangan Budidaya Rumput Laut Gorontalo), Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs, Indonesia. Pak Rani leads a team conducting research on seaweed farming and domestication of new species across Indonesia. He was formerly stationed at RICA Maros, South Sulawesi, and has worked on bilateral research partnerships in aquaculture and fisheries between Indonesia and Australia, including current Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research funded work on evaluation of seaweed seed (bibit) from different farming locations.