Celebrating women scientists
THE Scottish salmon farming industry showcased the achievements of some of its female employees to coincide with UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which took place on February 11.
A series of short interviews has been posted on the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) website.
Among those featured was Marine Harvest Scotland vet and head of fish health, Meritxell Diez Padrisa.
Asked what she loved about her job, she said: ‘I love being confronted with problems and having to find solutions to them.
‘Veterinary medicine is always a challenging field, but working with fish is even more challenging as there are still many unknowns. This is what, from my point of view, makes fish so attractive to work with: you need to be very creative.’
Also interviewed for the series was scientist Beth Osborne, of Loch Duart Salmon.
She said she didn’t see the industry as a man’s world but her advice to anyone entering the sector was ‘don’t be afraid to get stuck in’.
See http://scottishsalmon.co.uk/ category/farming/ women-in-science/