Cell-based seafood is not far away from reaching consumers around the world, according to Sandhya Sriram, CEO and co-founder of Singaporean lab-grown seafood producer Shiok Meats.

She told IntraFish Wednesday, while serving as a panelist for its Aquaculture Innovation Summit 2021, that cell-based, or "cultivated" seafood as it's also called, is only a few years away from commercialization.

"We are less than five years away from scale," Sriram said of Shiok Meats, which last year introduced its first-ever cultured lobster meat as part of a special tasting event.