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Successful launch for Young Aquaculture Society

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The Young Aquaculture Society - a networking organisation for young aquaculture professionals - was launched by Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar during the recent Aquaculture UK conference.

A group of young aquaculture professionals.
The young Aquaculture Society already boasts 150 members

The Young Aquaculture Society (YAS) was launched at Aquaculture UK by the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Anas Sarwar, at an event hosted by Salmon Scotland and in combination with their AGM.

The event, which was attended by the leaders of the Scottish Salmon sector, provided 30 young professionals the opportunity to network and hear from both the sectors trade body and a leading political figure on the future of salmon farming in Scotland.

“Aquaculture is a highly skilled profession with a huge range of job opportunities for young people. It was a privilege to formally launch YAS and I look forward to hearing more from the organisation as it develops networks, builds partnerships, and creates opportunities for the leaders of tomorrow,” said Sarwar, according to a press release from YAS.

YAS member and Scottish Sea Farms fish veterinarian Alison Brough spoke on behalf of the network, taking to the stand to thank the organisers and share the vision of the group. She also announced an upcoming YAS event which will take 20 YAS members on an exciting farm visit with SSF, allowing them to learn about the whole farming process from egg to harvest.

“YAS is delivering on its promises to support early career women and men in our sector already, it’s an achievement we are rightly proud of,” commented Alison.

The fledging organisation, which already boasts 150 members, collaborated with a number of partners at the conference to support the careers of its membership. Two YAS members gained attendance to the Aquaculture UK Awards thanks to the generosity of Salmon Scotland and AquaScot, whilst others engaged with attendees of the conference at the Scale AQ stand. YAS also organised a well-attended morning fun run that raised money for the RNLI in partnership with Scale AQ and Inverlussa Marine Services.

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