Cel­e­brat­ing women sci­en­tists

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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/

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