Finn van der Aar

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Finn van der Aar

Finn is a marine biologist, speaker and best selling author. She is passionate about presenting crucial environmental and oceanic research in a way that is actually understandable, allowing it to have a greater global impact.

She is passionate about the environment, low impact travel and how to help people live more sustainably.


She lives, surfs and works on the wild west coast of Ireland.


Finn holds a BSc in Earth & Ocean Science, an MSc in Marine Biology and a Certificate in Culinary Arts.


She works freelance for the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group and is an ambassador for Clean Coasts and An Taisce’s Climate Change Program.


Her bestselling book Finn’s World - Do What You Love, Love What You Eat was published by Gill Books in 2017. Since its release Finn has created recipes and pieces on sustainable living for national press, such as The Irish Examiner, The Times, The Independent and Easy Food. Finn is currently working on a new book. Her first piece of fiction, it draws on her experience as a marine scientist and environmental activist.


Finn has worked with a variety of companies and brands producing written, video and social media content for the likes of; The Wild Atlantic Way, SSE Airtricity, Failte Ireland & Aldi. Finn also gives talks and demos about healthy eating, sustainable living and going plastic free.


She shares simple and realistic ideas for sustainable living on her Instagram @saltwaterstories.me and website www.saltwaterstories.me


Praise for Finn’s World - Do What You Love, Love What You Eat


Finn’s World is full of soul, energy and delicious food – a cookbook that appeals to all generations. It took me a while to realise it was a free from (gluten) cookbook, it’s a book about what’s good not what you can’t eat! It’s grounded in culture, family, Ireland and the energy of the sea. I laughed all the way through reading it – especially at the Trudeau pancakes!”

Sally McKenna


“This is one savvy, sassy gal. Glad I found her!”

Susan Jane White


Finn’s fun and refreshing recipes reflect her love of nature and the outdoors”

Katie Sanderson, chef


Link  for Seaspiracy reaction video;

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CM9Yz-Enmy7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


Piece for The Independent;

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/five-things-to-note-when-watching-netflixs-seaspiracy-according-to-this-irish-marine-biologist-40256572.html