Text: Where Are Our UTS Science Graduates Now?
(Aerial shot panning into beach, shot of person’s legs as they walk on sand, sequence of shots of Justin walking on beach in scuba suit with flippers and snorkel
For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a passion for the ocean. Ever since I was a kid I can remember taking my snorkels, my fins and just being one with the waves. I was going for a dive and being at peace with the sea.
(Justin diving and swimming in ocean)
Ever since then I’ve wanted to incorporate my inquisitive nature with my passion and marine biology has essentially been able to do that for me.
(Shot of Justin talking to camera, walking through facility)
My name’s Justin Tierney, I studied a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology at UTS, I currently work here as a fisheries technician with Port Stephens Fisheries Institute. Studying at UTS science was fantastic. It gave me the opportunity to be able to move my theoretical knowledge, learnt in class, into the field.
(Close-up of fish being processed, measured, weighed and Justin consulting with other workers)
As part of the curriculum we’re able to stretch our theoretical knowledge on many field trips including Heron Island and Stroud. UTS Science also gave me the opportunity to be able to study abroad in Peru for our sub-biodiversity for a month.
(Shot of Justin feeding fish, walking through facility)
Part of my daily routine here at Port Stephens Institute is general fish husbandry and maintenance. This might include feeding and cleaning. I also take a lot of data samples and look after the research trials as they are carried out. We provide the science to be able to better strategise fish-growth efficiency and we then use that data in conjunction with aquaculture companies.
(Shot of Justin speaking to camera)
My goal for the future is to be a part of a 100% sustainable fishery. To be able to sustain such a large population there needs to be a shift towards aquaculture.
Text: UTS Science Future Innovators