Subject Information

A career in fish husbandry or management is much more wide ranging and varied than just angling. Fish management encompasses fish breeding and production, river fisheries management, fish population, water quality fish biology fish behaviour and other related subjects.

Over 12,000 people are employed in this industry, many of them making a career out of their passion for fisheries. However, you will need well developed skills and knowledge in many different aspects of fish and fisheries to be able to succeed.

Study for a Diploma in Fishery Management or Diploma in Fish Husbandry and get the skills you need to join this exciting and rapidly growing industry. These courses take place at Bridgwater & Taunton College's Cannington Campus for Land-based studies which has excellent specialist facilities, including an on-site fishery.

Over 4 million anglers take part in fishing activities. These Fish Management and Fish Husbandry courses are ideal for those seeking jobs in this growing sector. Using our excellent on-site facilities and the fantastic local fisheries, our courses offer you the best.

The College has recently developed an Aquaponics growing system located within the Walled Gardens of Cannington. Aquaponics utilises the naturally occurring fish waste which extracted from the system and passed through a series of filters which is then used to fertilise the plants. Our students are heavily involved in this exciting project and practical duties include maintenance of systems, fish husbandry and also the production of crops for sale. 

What our students say

Fish Management Student Jack Tyrer

Jack Tyrer

I've always loved angling, so when I heard about the fisheries management course I went to an Open Evening to find out more and I liked what they had to offer. My greatest achievement during my time at College has to be getting an award for being the most outstanding student. This was very rewarding and made me feel proud of what I had achieved. The friendships I've made with my peers and lectures are fantastic. My lessons are enjoyable and I love it when the lessons are practical; we have been lake and river fishing which is awesome as I love fishing. The environment is friendly and all the staff and the students make you feel welcome. The staff and amazing equipment have helped me prepare for my next steps in life. After finishing College my dream job would be to work in the fisheries industry.”

Jack is studying Level 3 Extended Diploma in Land & Wildlife Management (Fisheries) and attended Westfield Academy