Scott Nichols is the founder and principal of Food’s Future, LLC. Through advising business that create aquaculture feeds, raise fish and expand markets for farmed fish, Food’s Future works to accelerate aquaculture’s contribution to our future food supply. Prior to founding Food’s Future, Scott was co-founder and managing director at Verlasso Harmoniously Raised Fish. There, he led Verlasso to develop new farming practices that resulted in Verlasso becoming the first ocean-raised salmon to receive a buy ranking from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program which recognizes environmentally responsible aquaculture practices. In recognition of his efforts to communicate the value of sustainable seafood, he was named the 2015 Seafood Marketer of the Year by IntraFish. Scott is a Board member of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. His education includes a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA and, the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.