If you’re fascinated by fish and have a strong interest in science then you could have a future in fisheries management.
Studying a fisheries management degree will give you an insight into the fields of fish management, aquatic ecology and aquaculture. As well as providing a good overview you’ll be able to identify in which areas you want to find work once you graduate.
Look for colleges or universities with specialist facilities. Hatcheries should provide you with access to the widest range of species as possible as well as fisheries survey equipment.
The demand for sustainable fish supplies is predicted to create even more demand for qualified managers in the aquaculture industry. As well as plenty of opportunities for fisheries graduates in the UK, a career in fisheries management could also take you overseas. Nick Pierpoint Fisheries Management Degree Programme Leader at Hadlow College advises:
‘The fisheries industry has many multinational organisations offering opportunities to travel the world and work in a range of locations.’
When you graduate you might work at an officer, manager or assistant manager level for the Environment Agency, fisheries or fish health consultants, fishery owners or fish farm technologists.