Subject Area Overview
By studying a fisheries management course at Hadlow College, you can become part of an industry which helps to manage and preserve the waterways, rivers and fisheries of Britain.
Our fisheries management courses take advantage of the exclusive use Hadlow College has with over 20 waterbodies across the South-East as well as our dedicated fishery and stock ponds, a commercial hatchery and operational fish farm. You can learn about surveying and breeding fish, improving habitats and fish biology.
Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in the fisheries industry could range from privately funded research through to habitat conservation, fish farming and fisheries management.
I have always been a practical person. I like going fishing and have worked outside doing practical jobs on my Dad’s farm. After finishing my GCSEs at Hugh Christie Technology College (which included a work placement where I saw the practical side of fisheries management) I enrolled at Hadlow because I thought it’d help me combine my hobby with an outdoor job. The lectures here are really fun and totally different to school. We do a number of practical lessons at Grove Farm fishery, as well as other facilities around the county and these have given me a broad knowledge of fisheries and the environment. It’s nice to be able to leave the classroom occasionally and learn outside. The work experience element of the qualification is also really important and I am glad I made the choice I did.