Thinking of becoming an Oyster Farmer? Hear all about it from Kian and Gary from Carlingford Oyster Company.
Fish farmers breed, rear and harvest a range of finfish – mainly salmon & trout, and shellfish - usually mussels and oysters, at sea or in freshwater locations around Ireland depending on species. If you have an interest in marine life biology, and a love of outdoor work, this could be for you.
Whether feeding fish by hand or with hoppers, equipment maintenance and critical thinking are essential skills of the trade. From hatchery to harvesting, there are careers in aquaculture for operatives, technicians and managers. BIM offers the QQI Level 5 Certificate in Aquaculture at its training college in Castletownbere, Co. Cork, with progression on to third level qualifications in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.