Healthy water for healthy fish
I live in Lawn which is a small community located on the Burin Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador. I am originally from Jordan, but I have been living in Newfoundland for over 10 years now. I moved to Newfoundland to complete my PhD in Chemistry at Memorial University. After completing my PhD, I worked as a post-doctorate researcher before moving to the Burin Peninsula. Most of my work experience and background has been in roles related to research and analytical fields. Immediately, I became interested in using my skills and knowledge in industry related fields and worked in roles related to water quality and in the fisheries sector.
In 2018, I started working as a Water Quality and Waste Management Specialist with Grieg Seafood and have been in this rewarding role ever since. At this stage of the development my role primarily focuses on conducting research, consultations, and working with our team to provide guidance on equipment and best practices with regards to water quality and management of waste including sludge and ensilage. Most of my work now is based out of the office, however in the future I will be working in the land-based RAS facility.
One of the most interesting things that I have experienced is learning about all the state of the art and innovative technologies that are currently available and being developed in the aquaculture industry.
Although I have experienced many interesting things while working in my current role, one of the most interesting things that I have experienced is learning about all the state of the art and innovative technologies that are currently available and being developed in the aquaculture industry.
I find it extremely rewarding to know that I am working with such a dedicated, talented and supportive team while applying my knowledge and skills to such an important industry. In any job there are challenges and hurdles to overcome particularly in the planning and development phase. However, I think that’s where the importance of a great work team comes in play which is what we have here at Grieg Seafood.
I would advise anyone interested in this industry to learn as much as you can about it. I would recommend you learn about the numerous career options that are available in the aquaculture field, and the benefits and rewards of working in such a valuable interesting field. I would also suggest that if possible, you participate in opportunities to experience the aquaculture industry firsthand.