Women in Science – Wester Ross Fisheries

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.

Wester Ross Fisheries

Today’s featured scientist is Aneta Tabaczynska.

Here’s Aneta’s story :

Back in 2008, I graduated with an MEng degree in Agriculture specialising in Soil Science and Landscape Development from the University of Technology and Live Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Subsequently, I achieved a BSc degree in Ecology from the University of Derby, UK.

In 2010, I joined Wester Ross Fisheries as Environmental Assessor. This role entailed ensuring that WRF was fully compliant, with particular focus on environmental matters, with both statutory regulatory authorities’ requirements (SEPA, Marine Science Scotland), but also with voluntary standards such as ISO 14001, Global G.A.P., and Freedom Foods.

I was later promoted to Environmental Manager. This has given me a fantastic opportunity to use my scientific background to help resolve some of the major regulatory hurdles facing a smaller independent producer in the fast-paced modern-day aquaculture industry.

I am also immensely proud to be chosen to represent WRF at various industry and regulatory liaison meetings alongside other industry professionals.

As an ecologist, my future goal is to do to all that I can to find better solutions in how to minimise the environmental impacts of fish farming.

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