Carl is a BSc (Hons) Geography student at Sheffield Hallam. He was awarded £1,000 from the Sir Michael & Lady Morven Heller Bursary in 2015 to combine his passion for diving with a desire to make a difference and is now director of his own company; Sustainable Aquatics Limited.
'My fascination with fish started when I first went scuba diving when I was 11 years old. Since then I've been lucky enough to continue diving around the world and through this experience I began to learn how the marine ecosystem functions and how irresponsible and unsustainable fishing is having a negative impact on our seas and oceans.
'While I was growing up, I had a Saturday job in an aquatics shop and it was here that I noticed the lack of information for buyers about how fish were sourced.
'It was then that I came up with the idea for Sustainable Aquatics, a social enterprise with the aim of improving standards within the industry by working with retail outlets and their suppliers to improve awareness around sustainable fishing for aquariums.
'My personal tutor approached me because she knew about my idea and thought a bursary would give me the opportunity to bring it to life.
'Thanks to this support I was able to dedicate time not spent on studies to growing my small business and take my ideas further and I am now the director of Sustainable Aquatics Ltd.'