Women in Science – Assistant Site Manager

Science in Aquaculture

Between 11th February, International Day of Women and Girls in Science and British Science Week 9th – 18th March), we’re introducing you to some of the amazingly talented scientists . . . who just happen to be women . . . working in Scottish salmon farming. They not only help to make Scottish salmon the global success story it is today, but are working tirelessly to ensure its sustainable future.

The Scottish Salmon Company

Today’s featured scientist is Stephanie Horn,Cleaner Fish Supervisor, currently on secondment as Assistant Site Manager at Ardyne, with the Scottish Salmon Company.

What does your job entail?

Developing, implementing and supervising the cleaner fish programme to ensure the husbandry, health and welfare of cleaner fish on site.

Why do you love what you do?

Every day I learn or experience something new. I’m really interested in fish biology, environmental sustainability and the production of Scottish salmon. The cleaner fish programme allows me to delve into all of my main interests and working with people who are enthusiastic makes every day enjoyable.

What advice would you give other women or girls thinking of a career in science?

There are many different career paths in the scientific community; the best way to find out what path you want your career to take is to learn as much as you can and gain experience in as many different areas as possible. Ask successful people how they got to the position they are in!