Randall Brummett is a fish biologist. Growing up on a houseboat on the Columbia River, he fell in love early with fish. After obtaining a PhD in fisheries at Auburn University, he spent 30 years in the Near East and Africa building fish farms, teaching aquaculture and fisheries biology, and undertaking a wide range of research and extension projects focusing on aquaculture, fish biodiversity and community based fisheries management systems. He joined the World Bank as a Senior Specialist in 2010 where his job is to develop a portfolio of investments in sustainable aquaculture and fisheries. He is currently working with a wide range of academic and policy teams on projects in Brazil, Mozambique, Jamaica, Vietnam, Ghana, Indonesia, Romania, Kazakhstan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka to explore ecosystem approaches to fisheries and aquaculture, environmental and disease management, the potential of recreational fisheries as a development intervention and the interaction between hydrological infrastructure and fisheries.