Salmon farmers renew commitment to support scholarship

Lochaber-based Marine Harvest Scotland has confirmed it will support a second scholarship for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Aquaculture, Environment and Society (ACES). The scholarship will fund one student for the next intake beginning in September 2017.

Support will cover the tuition fees of the two-year sponsorship and provide an opportunity for the successful student to work with Marine Harvest as part of a research dissertation. This unique opportunity will offer working experience in an industry that has become Scotland’s biggest food exporter.

David Sandison, company secretary of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation said:

“I’m delighted to hear Marine Harvest is funding another year of scholarship. Working with Europe’s brightest students is a great way to progress new ideas and theories, while offering practical experience to support a new generation of aquaculture specialists”.

The programme is run by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS UHI) in collaboration with the universities of Crete and Nantes.

Further details can be accessed at ACES Marine Harvest scholarship.