My involvement in the field of aquaculture started with undergraduate studies in Aquaculture (B.Sc.), with the intention of finding employment in the emerging marine aquaculture industry in the Mediterranean in the late 1980s. With the decision of continuing my education, I studied the application of pharmacological methods for the induction of ovulation in salmonids and the effect of the treatment on egg quality, through the pursuit of a M.Sc. degree under Drs. Craig V. Sullivan and Jeffrey Hinshaw. Remaining in the academia (Ph.D.), I studied the reproductive endocrinology of fish and the use of controlled-release delivery systems for gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa), in the induction of ovulation and enhancement of sperm production in various cultured fishes, under the supervision of Professor Yonathan Zohar.