Underwater Harvesters Give Malaspina Fisheries & Aquaculture Students $2000 Annual Scholarship

April 20, 1998 - 5:00pm

Thanks to the generosity of the Underwater Harvesters Association Research Society, Malaspina University-College students pursuing a Bachelor of Science--Fisheries and Aquaculture degree will have an easier time financially in the years to come.

The society has established a $2000 annual scholarship to be given to a Malaspina student studying the science of the fisheries and aquaculture industry.

The society has 45 members consisting of geoduck and horseclam harvesters and employ five marine biologists. The society already has a relationship with many Malaspina fisheries and aquaculture students, as they have been able to offer many of them summer jobs over the years.

Jamie Austin, society president, said, "This annual scholarship is intended to support the future of the underwater harvesting industry through scientific study. We think Malaspina University-College's Fisheries & Aquaculture program, particularly its new Bachelor of Science degree, is a step worthy of the Underwater Harvesters Association Research Society's ongoing support."

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