Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Salmon farmers sign up for distance learning degree

Thirteen senior fish farm staff from five salmon farming companies have enrolled in the NAFC’s new professional development programme in Aquaculture Management. The 13, including seven from Shetland salmon farms and six from elsewhere in Scotland, are the first to enrol in NAFC Marine Centre UHI’s new degree-level Technical Apprenticeship in Aquaculture Management. This programme is the first of its kind in the UK and has been developed by the NAFC in response to demand from Scottish fish farming companies to enable experienced staff to gain a qualification in senior management while…

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NSW floods: Farmers swamped after 35,000 mega litres of water released from dam

NSW floods: Farmers swamped after 35,000 mega litres of water released from dam

More than 246 properties evacuated, 97 flood rescues, 181 families stranded on inland islands, and tens of millions of dollars in losses to local businesses throughout central NSW. That is the human, emotional and economic toll of a flood that was in some ways, man-made. This week the Lachlan River, which runs for more than 1000 kilometres down the spine of NSW, peaked at 10.67 metres, reaching its highest level in at least 25 years, with devastating consequences for hundreds of farming families spread throughout the central west, local tourism and the many businesses which surround them. This was no…

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