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Managers and Proprietors in Forestry, Fishing and Related Services

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of forestry, fishing, animal husbandry and related operations and establishments.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £13770. Normal pay is £26140 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48226.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Ensures observance of maritime laws and international fishing regulations.
  • Arranges for sale of catch, liaises with onshore agents.
  • Plans fishing voyages, maintains vessel/s and equipment and oversees operational safety.
  • Oversees maintenance of equipment and fish habitats.
  • Arranges rearing and feeding and ensures health of fish stocks.
  • Selects suitable breeding grounds for shellfish, sea and freshwater fish and purchases stock.
  • Oversees facilities such as visitor centres, nature trails, footpaths, etc..
  • Liaises with neighbouring landowners, contractors and local authorities.
  • Plans and directs the establishment and maintenance of forest /woodland areas and regularly inspects forest work.
  • Decides, or advises on, type of animal to be bred and/or trained, and selects, buys and trains animals accordingly.
  • Manages and trains staff.
  • Determines financial, staffing and other short- and long-term needs.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Learning


  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Speaking


  • Writing


  • Monitoring


  • Mathematics


  • Learning Strategies


  • Science


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