From an early age, Sarah Pedemonte knew she wanted to be connected to the ocean. She studied Marine Biology at University College of North Wales and received her Masters from the University of Stirling, Scotland in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management. She then pursued a career in fish farming that emphasized sustainability. She worked in Ireland, Israel, Bangladesh, Australia, the Bahamas and Thailand, for government groups and in private industry, transferring research-based understandings to grass-roots oyster, shrimp and fish farmers. Sarah began to promote the importance of preserving the ocean and its resources through informal education while living in Belize. She began working with the non-government organizations Oceanic Society and the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation who were working with Belizean fisheries officers on creating Marine Protected Areas. Sarah became a certified SCUBA Instructor and taught coral reef ecology and conservation.
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