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Fish Farm Manager

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Fish farm managers run one or more fish farms where fish are raised in ponds, tanks or cages in the water. Most fish such as salmon, trout or shellfish are farmed for food, but some are bred for angling or for ornamental ponds.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for fish farm managers in Scotland are in the range of £18,000 to £35,000 a year or more. Some employers offer bonuses for meeting set production targets. You may also be provided with accommodation rent free or at reduced rate.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could work for a variety of different organisations, including commercial fish farms, private estates and angling organisations. Vacancies in fish farming are often advertised in Fish Farmer magazine's recruitment section. The magazine is available online.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
912
3.5 %
RISE
2023
944
  United Kingdom
2018
7589
0.1 %
FALL
2023
7579

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM)
Tel: 0845 388 7012
E-mail: info@ifm.org.uk
Website: http://www.ifm.org.uk/
Twitter: @IFMFish
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fisheriesmanagement/

The IFM publishes a free booklet on careers in fisheries which is downloadable from the IFM website.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA)
Tel: 01373 301353
E-mail: info@ornamentalfish.org
Website: http://www.ornamentalfish.org
Twitter: @OATALtd
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fisheriesmanagement/

Sea Fish Industry Authority
Tel: 0131 558 3331
E-mail: seafish@seafish.co.uk
Website: http://www.seafish.org
Twitter: @seafishuk

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