We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Middleton to Fisheries Management Scotland as our Aquaculture Interactions Manager to continue our work in the management of interactions between farmed and wild salmonid fish. This post is funded by Crown Estate Scotland and Marine Scotland with the aim of protecting and restoring wild salmonid populations.

Charlotte most recently worked with Lloyd’s Register where she managed the audit teams and accreditation processes for assessing fish farms globally against the Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification scheme. This included managing stakeholder interactions and client relationships across multiple species such as Atlantic Salmon, Rainbow Trout and European Seabass. Prior to that, Charlotte graduated with an MSc in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York, comprising two research dissertations, one on the biotechnological potential of marine diatoms in fisheries wastewater, and one on sea turtle health and predation rates.

Commenting on her new role with Fisheries Management Scotland, Charlotte said “With increasing attention on the impacts of aquaculture operations on wild salmonids, this is an exciting time to be joining Fisheries Management Scotland. It is great to see that many stakeholders are already engaged in promoting the development and progression of sustainable salmon farming operations in Scotland. I am very much looking forward to working alongside both the Fisheries Management Scotland membership, and the fish farming industry, to help drive meaningful and positive change.”