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Monday June 12, 2023

750th Anniversary Scholars Meet the Shellfish Industry

As part of our 750th Anniversary, ‘Mark Quested Legacy Scholarships’ were awarded to students at both Cambridge and Oxford. In early June, Cambridge recipient Megan Walker from Murray Edwards College came to London to present her work at the 53rd Annual Shellfish Association of Great Britain Conference. The conference, held this year at the Crown Estate in Piccadilly, featured a range of speakers including Mark Spencer MP, Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, academics, retailers, and shell fishers, providing a broad introduction to the real world of the shellfish industry, and many networking opportunities for the students.

Megan is pictured with fellow student Jessa Garibay-Yayen, who is part funded by our Fisheries Targeted Academic Sponsorship Programme. Both our Cambridge seafood scholars had the opportunity to meet the Prime Warden and experience the hospitality of Fishmongers’ at the SAGB annual conference banquet, which we hosted at the Hall on the evening of June 6th, 2023.

Megan’s study focuses on the question “Can Seafood Help Supply the Micronutrients Needed in the First 1000 Days of Life?” while Jessa is focused on “Behaviour Change Study Towards Healthier and More Sustainable Seafood Options“.

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