WiSA: Women in Scottish Aquaculture

SAIC is encouraging the industry to come together in support of a new working group which aims to introduce more women into aquaculture, and support those already working in the sector

Join the network

A collaborative network for everyone in the Scottish aquaculture industry

WiSA is a collaborative network for everyone working in the Scottish aquaculture industry. Open for men and women to join, WiSA will promote the diverse and rewarding careers that are available in aquaculture, to encourage more women to enter the sector. It will also support the progression, opportunities and development of women who are already working in aquaculture. 

WiSA aims:

  • To raise awareness of the opportunities for women to work in the aquaculture industry
  • To encourage more women into the aquaculture industry at all levels
  • To promote aquaculture as a career choice to school leavers, those in further and higher education, and those working in other sectors
  • To provide support for women entering - and those already working within - the sector
  • To provide a network for women to develop their careers within the industry
  • To support industry in developing the potential of women within the workplace at all levels
  • To develop links with other external groups and organisations whose aim is to increase diversity in the workplace. 

Search #diversitymakesuswisa on Twitter for the latest posts from the WiSA network. You can also find us on Instagram - @womeninscottishaqua 

Diversity makes us WiSA

Supporting Women

A survey conducted by SAIC revealed overwhelming industry support for the creation of a ‘women in aquaculture’ group. Almost 200 participants provided responses to the survey from across the UK aquaculture industry, of which:


said they would be interested in joining the group


said the group should provide networking support to those working, or considering, a career in UK aquaculture


agreed that it should raise awareness of women working in UK aquaculture

Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved in, or finding out more about the Women in Aquaculture working group, contact our Head of Skills and Talent.

Mary Fraser