Fish farmers work in small teams to breed and rear fish and shellfish, and harvest them for market.
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You'll breed and grow shellfish and fish for the food industry, and rear ornamental and fresh-water fish to stock lakes and rivers for angling.
Your day-to-day duties could include:
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.
Starter salary: £13,000 to £16,000
Experienced salary: £18,000 to £21,000
Use of a house or caravan and a vehicle may be included.
These figures are a guide.
You may work on a rota that includes early mornings, evenings and weekends.
You'll work outdoors in ll weathers.
The job can be physically demanding.
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.
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