Women in Science – Fish Nutrition

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.

Scottish Salmon Company

Today’s featured scientist is Dr Feyza Sanver, Head of Fish Nutrition at the Scottish Salmon Company in Edinburgh.

What does your job entail?

Ensuring our Scottish salmon are fed the highest standards of feed.

Why do you love what you do?

The diversity of every day fascinates and motivates me – there is always something new to learn and explore. I feel very privileged to work with a fantastic team of people with immense knowledge, commitment and passion. We work in an industry that is dynamic and fast paced and it is great to work in some of Scotland’s most idyllic locations. Most importantly, I really enjoy contributing to producing a premium world class food product that is Scotland and the UK’s leading food export!

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

Always be inquisitive and have the enthusiasm and passion to keep learning. Remember to follow innovations and new developments in your field and area of interest.

To find more about the UN’s International Women & Girls in Science Day visit http://www.un.org/en/events/women-and-girls-in-science-day/

For more information on British Science Week go herehttps://www.britishscienceweek.org