Fishing and Other Elementary Agriculture Occupations

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks in relation to the breeding and rearing of animals and fish, catch fish at sea and from inland waterways, assist in the picking and lifting of crops, plant and maintain hedges, oversee the incubation and hatching of eggs and perform other fishing and elementary agricultural tasks.


New workers

New workers start around £10,006. Normal pay is £21,426 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £32,098.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,530 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Performs other farming and related tasks not elsewhere classified including sorting and marking livestock, catching rabbits, cutting peat, shearing sheep and sexing chickens.

  • Plants cuttings or shrubs, maintains hedges by clipping, pruning and re-planting, and picks fruit, vegetables, hops and flowers.

  • Incubates eggs in hatchery and supplies chicks for meat and egg production and game birds for reserves.

  • Extracts semen for storage, selects appropriate semen from store, injects recipient animal and issues certificate giving pedigree and date of insemination.

  • Cleans animals’ quarters and renews bedding as necessary.

  • Harvests oysters, mussels, clams and seaweed off natural or artificial beds, nets river fish and maintains them in spawning pens, assists with feeding and water treatment, and empties and cleans outdoor tanks.

  • Assists with the shooting, hauling and repairing of nets, prepares, lays and empties baited pots at intervals, operates winches and lifting gear, and guts, sorts and stows fish.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biology

  • Fisheries Management

  • Jersey (Java Framework)

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Aquaculture

  • Stocks (Inventory)

  • Data Validation

  • Technical Leadership

  • Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

  • Geomorphology

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Operations

  • Research

  • Planning

  • Self-Motivation

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Computer Literacy

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.