Women In Science
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.
Marine Harvest Scotland
Today’s scientist is Lucy Munro, Health Manager for Marine Harvest Scotland in the North Mainland Region.
Lucy, tell us a little about what your job involves.
- Fish health surveillance at sea, day to day farm visits and diagnostics, routine health management and planning
Why do you love what you do?
- I love trying to work out the health issues and why they have developed and generally trying to get the best out of the fish by improving biosecurity, welfare and treatment strategies. I also love getting to travel to different farms each day in a beautiful part of the world.
Bonus question! What advice would you give other women or girls thinking of a career in science?
- Don’t just think of science as something you do in a lab, there are loads of practical field based science which is really rewarding. Fish farming particularly has a huge variety of science based jobs necessary to keep us running.
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 here https://www.britishscienceweek.org