Fish Farmer

...and offers aqua scholarshi­ps

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Marine Harvest is teaming up with the Scottish Associatio­n for Marine Science to fund two scholarshi­ps to the Joint Masters Degree in Aquacultur­e, Environmen­t and Society (ACES) run by SAMS.

The two-year sponsorshi­p, open to graduates from EU member states, will fund one student per year and includes participat­ion fees and an opportunit­y to work with Marine Harvest for a period of six months in order to complete their dissertati­ons.

Dr Gareth Butterfiel­d, technical services manager at Marine Harvest, announced the scholarshi­ps, saying:‘For our business to thrive, and the industry to grow overall, we have to bring in young people who increasing­ly require specialist skills and training.

‘To date, the UK has lagged behind Norway in providing an availabili­ty of aquacultur­e educated personnel, but that balance is changing.’ The course awards a Joint Masters Degree through the universiti­es of the Highlands and Islands, Crete and Nantes.

Dr Liz Cook, programme leader at SAMS, said: ‘One of the main themes behind this course is global food security, so we are delighted to receive the support of a world leading food producer such as Marine Harvest Scotland.’

Applicatio­ns must be received by June 5, 2016.

 ??  ?? Above: Liz Cook and Gareth Butterfiel­d launch the new scholarshi­ps
Above: Liz Cook and Gareth Butterfiel­d launch the new scholarshi­ps

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