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Meet Ellie Kerrisk


Aquaculture technician.

Job description: 

Look after the larvae and algae at SPATnz.

Work background: 

I studied Aquaculture at NMIT for two years then started working here straight after that in 2015. I started off working in algae but have now moved into doing more larval rearing work.

Favourite part of job: 

Getting to work with living things in an interesting environment with great people.

Least favourite part of job: 

I’m always inside.

What I am working on now: 

Getting larvae to stay alive in winter.


Diploma in Aquaculture (fish farming and fisheries management)

Interests outside work: 

Mountain biking, running, tramping… being in the great outdoors!

Ellie Kerrisk is an Aquaculture technician at SPATnz. Image: SPATnz.