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From aquaculture to aquariums, Markye Musson speaks about her work back in SA

1 July 2022 3:44 PM
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Amy MacIver spoke to the head of Ocean Communities and Conservation, Markye Musson about her work over the last year and the opportunity that brought her back home.

A regular CapeTalk visitor, Maryke Musson is back in sunny South Africa and back on the show after spending some time working on an exciting venture in the Netherlands.

Amy MacIver spoke to the head of Ocean Communities and Conservation about her work over the last year and the opportunity that brought her back home.

In 2021, Musson was working on aquaculture farming, which is a sustainable seafood farming practice that helps with seafood availability while being environmentally sustainable.

While she enjoyed her work over in the Northern Hemisphere and acknowledged how important that work is, she said she missed working in an environment where the goal was keeping the animals alive and healthy rather than farming for food.

Musson decided to come back came when she received an opportunity to work with the South African Association for Marine Biological Research, which also runs the uShaka Sea World Aquarium.

Even though aquaculture is really important for seafood availability, I think I thrive better in an environment that I work really hard at keeping everything super healthy and alive and sharing that with people. I really missed being able to make a difference and I think we forget it but in South Africa, there is so much opportunity to make a difference

Markye Musson, head of Ocean Communities and Conservation

She said she is very excited, not only to be back home and closer to her family but also to be involved with the animals in this way again.

To find out more, listen to the full audio above.




1 July 2022 3:44 PM
Tags:
aquaculture
Markye Musson
aquariums

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