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Fish Farm Worker

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Fish farm workers help to breed and rear fish in ponds, tanks, cages or nets 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. They are also called fish husbandry workers or fish farm technicians.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for fish farm workers range from around £15,000 to £16,500 a year. With experience, this can rise to £23,000 a year, sometimes more.

Some companies offer bonuses and sometimes accommodation and use of a vehicle as part of the package.

Conditions

Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment
Scotland


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Getting In

You could work for a variety of different organisations, including commercial fish farms, private estates and angling organisations.

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

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 646762
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: http://www.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lantrauk

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

Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (OATA)
Tel: 01373 301353
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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