Matt Miller’s interest in freshwater fishing earned him a scholarship to put toward his studies at Vancouver Island University.

Fisheries interest earns scholarship

Nanaimo resident Matt Miller and fellow VIU student Ashley Stocks are scholarship recipients from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Nanaimo resident Matt Miller and fellow VIU student Ashley Stocks are two of the four scholarship recipients from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

This year’s winners will each receive $1,500. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in fish culture or fisheries management programs in B.C. Winners were selected based on a variety of criteria, including a short essay outlining how their experiences, interests and education will positively impact B.C.’s freshwater recreational fisheries upon graduation.

Miller grew up fishing with his dad and cultivating a strong connection to nature. As a result he his enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquaculture program at Vancouver Island University in the hopes of fulfilling his career goals of protecting B.C.’s fresh and saltwater fisheries through fisheries management.

Stocks has always been interested in resource management. After completing her post-graduate diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture from VIU, she hopes to contribute to the understanding of how and why fish live, how and why we use them as a resource, and their health.

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