Fisheries & Fish Management
We are privileged that Shuttleworth College is situated in a large conservation area containing grassland, moorland, heathland, woodland and wetland giving you a diverse range of real life working environments to gain experience in. You'll find our reservoirs and lakes stocked with bream, carp, perch, pike, roach, rudd, tench, catfish and trout, an excellent natural learning resource.
Why choose us?
Work experience is at the heart of the fisheries courses on offer, spanning the UK and the globe. Students have gained work experience in Spain, the USA and other countries. This gives them a platform to meet major players in the industry and opens up job opportunities in the aquatic trade, fish farming, tackle and organisations like the Environment Agency. Students are matched to work experience placements to get the best results for both the employer and student. Many go on to full-time employment as a result or choose higher education as another route into their chosen career.
Studying a fisheries course will enable you to learn about all aspects of the fishing industry including aquaculture and ornamental aquatic species. You can expect to progress into a career helping to maintain lakes, reservoirs, rivers and fisheries throughout the country. On your course you'll benefit from the fantastic number of partnerships and contacts the College has with other businesses and companies in the fisheries industry such as Nash Resorts and the Environment Agency.
The European partnership project was determined by acknowledging that improvement could be made in currently existing Fish Management, Aquaculture and Sports Fishery practices within individual member states. It was believed that exchanging local knowledge, skills and practices would identify similarities and differences and so lead to improvements in education, local customs and attitudes.
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