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Plenty of jobs in the sea (aquaculture as a career for young people), IN Holyrood, (Skills and Apprenticeships, Feb 2019 supplement), pp16-17

Looks at aquaculture as a career for young people in the Highlands and Islands. Notes the high proportion of young people working in salmon farming. Stresses that these jobs are highly-skilled and well-paid. Argues that this provides a sustainable career path in areas where such jobs have become rare. Discusses the importance that such careers can have in allowing young people to stay in remote rural areas where they grew up, and in attracting others to these locations. Examines routes into the industry including university and apprenticeships. Considers the experiences of young people who are working in aquaculture.


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Macdonell, Hamish
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