The Fish Site –
Scotland’s salmon farming sector generated more money than the entire UK fishing industry for the first time ever last year.
So reported Gilpin Bradley, interim Chair of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO), in a keynote speech delivered at a conference on careers in aquaculture which took place at the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculturetoday.
The third annual event of its kind to be organized by the Aquaculture Students’ Association, under the guidance of Sam Houston, this year it was opened up to aquaculture students across Scotland, not just those studying at Stirling.
The event highlighted the wide range of jobs available in the aquaculture industry – both in Scotland and abroad – and attracted an impressive range of speakers, many of whom were formerly students at Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture: an institute widely regarded as ‘the Harvard or Yale’ of the aquaculture industry, according to Mr Bradley, who is also the head of Scotland’s last independent salmon producer, Wester Ross Salmon.