My burning passion is the cod species (Maccullochella), and native fish generally. I managed to never become a fish ecologist, despite strenuous effort and study. Instead, I wander the Commonwealth environment department like a displaced percichthyid and contribute to good policy outcomes, big and small, for native fish. I am a passionate fisherman, strictly catch-and-release with native fish, and love keeping native fish in aquaria too. Curious facts: I had a (tiny) meteorite burn up a few metres above my head one fine night; my favourite meal is the hearty French dish cassoulet.