I started fishing when I was child during my summer holidays. At 16 years old, after having caught a medisten, spearfishing became an important part of my life. With the idea of transforming my passion into a job I graduated in Marine Biology at University of Pisa (Italy). After graduating I attended a training course at the Roscoff Marine Station (France) and I obtained a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Ecology at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy). Now I work for ISPRA (Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research), studying the sea pollution through the use of marine organisms. Part of my current research activity is focused on the study of fish behavior in response to spearfishing. My fishing locations include the southern coast of Livorno, the Tuscan Archipelago and Corsica.