Rhiannon Macaskill

What do you do at Mowi?

I am a Shift Process Controller for the Kyleakin Feed Mill. I run our big capacity line and work with our engineers and logistics teams to keep the factory running smoothly and the boats happy.

What do you like most about your job?

Every day has new challenges to overcome and I love problem solving. It’s super satisfying when you’ve really put your all into working with a difficult product or process and it comes up good!

What do you think would surprise people the most about aquaculture?

I think the biggest surprise, for me, was how big the pens actually are, for the number of fish in them! Loads of room for them to swim around!

What advice would you give someone wishing to make a career in aquaculture?

As a kid, I never thought I’d be sat here as an adult being quite so passionate about fish feed! The whole industry is fascinating, and I love how it’s constantly changing and evolving with new and better practices and equipment.So, I think that all I could say would just be to go for it, be keen and interested and you can’t go too far wrong.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest and what salmon dish would you make them?

I’d love to sit and have a chat with Matthew McConaughey, I think he’s a bit bonkers but also has some really sage advice to put out there. I’d be serving up my dad’s recipe for pan fried crispy skin fillet with a super indulgent Glayva sauce, roasted tatties and a load of broccoli!