Women In Science – Freshwater Specialist

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 Sea Farms

Today’s featured scientist is Lynne Frame, from Scottish Sea Farms Ltd.

Job Title:

  • Freshwater Specialist

Location:

  • Barcaldine, Argyll and Bute

Tell us about your role:

  • I work in the Freshwater department specialising in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS). I was very fortunate to spend 19 months in Norway with both of Scottish Sea Farm’s parent companies learning about producing high quality smolts in RAS. I am looking forward to Scottish Sea Farms opening their new facility at Barcaldine which will require a high level of skill in Biology, the latest Technology, and Water Chemistry, to provide the best environment for the fish.

Why you love what you do?

  • I really enjoy the mix of practical work and data analysis – especially when looking to optimise water quality in a smolt farm. Also, the opportunity to meet and learn from talented people within Scottish Sea Farms and out with the organisation from all over the world with similar passion and enthusiasm for the industry.

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

  • A career in science can provide very interesting and diverse work environments. Be prepared to work hard and enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.