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 College's Cannington Centre 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.

What our students say

Fish Management Student Glen McCaw

Glen McCaw

I consider myself to be a practical learner and the predominantly practical approach to learning on the programme was ideal for me. As a group we managed to get out into the industry on numerous occasions, visiting fisheries and public aquariums all over the country, the behind the scenes tours were fascinating!”

Former pupil of Bridgwater College and The Castle School in Taunton, is a Fisheries Technician at the College and hopes to qualify to teach Fisheries Management in the future.