Suzanne Martin is a vet from Quamby Brook in Tasmania. Suzanne has a long history of working in the seafood industry when she worked on a prawn trawler in the Gulf of Carpentaria for a season in the 1980’s. After finishing her university studies she worked for several years in the UK as a veterinarian working on the Isle of Lewis (off the West Coast of Scotland). The major industry on the island was salmon farming so servicing the local fish farms was a significant part of the work involved in the practice she worked in.
On her return to Australia she worked on Flinders Island in the Bass Strait. Aquaculture, particularly abalone, was a significant industry there so her work with these enterprises involved disease investigation and disease management.
In 2015 Sue was awarded a scholarship through WINSC where she attended an Advanced Aquatic Care and Husbandry Course conducted by the Canadian Aquatic Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island followed by a 4 day post course tour of a variety of enterprises on Prince Edward Island, particularly focussing on aquatic animal health management systems which improve and promote sustainability in the farmed salmon industry.