Stewart Anderson obtained a BSc in Agriculture from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (NSAC) in 1989. It was there that Stewart started his interest in fish. As his fourth year undergraduate project, he studied amino acid nutrition in Atlantic salmon. After obtaining his degree Stewart continued his studies to obtain his MSc from the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) in 1993. In a three-way collaboration between UPEI, NSAC, and the Fisheries Research Laboratory, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Halifax, NS), Stewart researched the protein nutrition of Atlantic salmon. After obtaining his MSc, Stewart moved to UBC, and the West Vancouver Laboratory, DFO to undertake a PhD program. Under the supervision of Dr Dick Beames, of the UBC Department of Animal Science, and Dr David Higgs of the West Vancouver Laboratory, Stewart again investigated protein nutrition in Atlantic salmon. After finishing his doctoral degree in 1996, Stewart worked in the aquaculture industry for a salmon farming company in British Columbia. Currently Dr Anderson is the North American Technical Coordinator for Aquaculture for Hoffmann-La Roche Limited. This company provides vitamins, carotenoids, and fine chemicals to the animal feed industry. Stewart’s role is to provide technical support for aquaculture clients in North America. This support not only includes providing the current nutritional information for various fish species, but also information on factors influencing fish flesh pigmentation and expression of flesh colour.