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Job Description

A Fish Farmer will breed and rear fish, this may be for food or in some cases for ornamental purposes. Responsibilities will include feeding the fish, grading them for size, treating them for signs of disease and harvesting them for the food chain.

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements, but a college course may give you useful skills and knowledge.

Relevant experience, from being a member of an angling club, or by volunteering for conservation or ecological organisations, could also be helpful.

You could get into this job through an apprenticeship.

You may need a driving licence for some jobs.

Career Path and Progression

You could move into areas like fisheries management, biological science or environmental research by taking a degree qualification.

On a larger farm, you could progress to supervisor or manager.

You could start your own fish farm.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Farmer
  • Fishing vessel skipper
  • Fishing boat deckhand
  • Gamekeeper

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Well organised
  • good at keeping records and accounts
  • Prepared to work outside in all weathers
  • Practical
  • Physically fit

Starting Salary

£13,000 to £35,000

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