Dr. Meera D. Ansal, Head, Department of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries, GADVASU has joined as Dean of College of Fisheries. After completing M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), she joined PAU as Assistant Professor (Fisheries) in 1999 and has made significant contribution in teaching, research, extension and institutional development. She has guided 10 M.F.Sc./Ph.D students and taught more than 20 UG/PG courses. Under ICAR’s prestigious Niche Area of Excellence Project, she has played an instrumental role in development of aquaculture in salt affected waste lands of south west districts of the State and conferred with 'Best Success Story' award by the Indian Ecological Society. She is now working to develop Climate Smart Aquaculture Technologies. With 11 R&D projects and more than 200 publications Dr. Meera is decorated with ‘Honorary Fellowship' of the Indian Ecological Society.