If working in the fisheries management sector seems an attractive option to you, then some of the career options our courses lead to include:
Ensuring that the rivers and lakes are suitable for recreational purposes,water bailiffs encourage aquatic life and also enforce the laws which protect rivers and lakes.Typical duties could include surveying fish populations, determining pollution levels and identifying the source of pollutants as well as issuing advice and licences to water users.
Fish Farm Manager
Fish farms breed their own fish by hatching eggs from adult stock and then rearing them before selling on to purchasers.The fish farm manager will be involved in stock husbandry, looking after the welfare and health of stocks and then selling onto the public and trade.
Responsible for the conservation and protection of fisheries, fisheries officers assist with the development of new fisheries and enforce fisheries legislation, they also conduct field survey work, including surveys of fish stocks and technical project work and advise members of the public and industry about sustainable fishing and promote angling as a recreational activity.
Responsible for the management of commercial fisheries both day ticket and syndicate lakes. The fishery manager is responsible for the day to day running of the fishery including selling tickets, maintain the facilities and services for the anglers. Habitat creation and management will also play a big part in the job role as well as stock surveys and fish population management, water quality monitoring, cropping and stock husbandry.
There are many government and non government agencies that carry out aquatic based research into issues including disease, effects of development, rearing and breeding novel species, effects of chemicals on the environment and stock and sustainability management. Based in laboratories, research centres and in the field they will be responsible for sampling, data collection, data analysis and report writing.