There is a diverse range of nationalities at the Institute of Aquaculture and the work we do collectively has a direct impact on the world. We are driven by industry needs and to see our work put into practice is very fulfilling. We find replacements to finite resources that benefit the rest of the world. Responsible for research grants totalling £1.9 million, the support I give ensures these awards are completed successfully. It’s thrilling to see former students return to the University, develop their careers and work with them as they make breakthroughs. This an exciting time for the University and the aquaculture industry. It’s rewarding to be a part of that.