Salmon farm interactions manager role created for wild fish board

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Polly Burns joins Fisheries Management Scotland as aquaculture interactions manager.

Representative body Fisheries Management Scotland writes that it has appointed Polly Burns to support the management of interactions between farmed and wild salmonid fish.

This new post of aquaculture interactions manager is funded by Crown Estate Scotland and Marine Scotland.

Burns most recently worked with Lloyds Register where she managed the teams that assess fisheries and fish farms under the Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Stewardship Council and other certifications schemes. Prior to that, she worked as the Assistant Biologist with the Spey Foundation.

She graduated with a marine science degree from the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban.

Commenting on her new role with Fisheries Management Scotland, Burns said she was exciting to be doing the role “at such an interesting and pivotal time for wild and farmed salmonid interactions.”

“I am excited to work on effectively and sustainably managing the impacts of aquaculture developments in Scotland. It is great to see the work that has already been done and I look forward to continuing the progress made. I am really looking forward to working with all those involved,” she added.