Following a fantastic response to our campaign to recruit a Project Officer for the Scottish Shark Tagging Programme we are delighted to announce that Edward Wright has accepted the position.
We would like to thank all the terrific candidates who applied for the position, the level of interest exceeded all our expectations and is a reflection of the great work done by our previous Project Officers and Volunteers; we’d also like to thank Lewis Cowie, our out-going Project Officer, who did such a great job over the past year and wish him well on his travels during his ‘gap’ year out.
A brief personal introduction from Edward – “I have always loved nature and from an early age I was never happier than when outside amongst it.
“My passion for the ocean and Elasmobranchs started 10 years ago when I learnt to scuba dive while travelling in Australia. Since this trip I have been working hard to be involved in the conservation of Elasmobranchs, starting with the foundation of my own marine conservation charity in 2010 and followed by the completion a Marine Ecology Masters at the University of Aberdeen in 2013.
“My thesis was spent working at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) analysing data recorded from satellite tags attached to 20 porbeagles in the North and Celtic Sea’s.
“In my spare time I love to play football, squash and badminton. I SCUBA dive when I can and have recently started free diving. I am also trying to learn Spanish in the evenings."
Funding for this role has been provided by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Heritage lottery Fund.