How to become a fish farmer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- applying directly
You could take a college course to give you some of the skills and knowledge needed for the job.
Courses are usually offered by land-based and agricultural colleges and include:
- Level 1 Certificate in Fisheries Management
- Level 2 Diploma in Fish Husbandry
- Level 2 Diploma in Land and Wildlife Management (Fish)
You'll usually need:
- 2 or fewer GCSEs at grades 3 to 1 (D to G), or equivalent, for a level 1 course
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
Paid or voluntary work in related areas can be useful. Examples include taking part in environment and water monitoring with river trusts, ecological surveys or being a member of an angling club.
You could apply to fish farms for permanent or seasonal work. There are no set qualifications required, although experience is useful.
Some jobs are in remote areas of the country, so you may need access to a vehicle.