Manager or Proprietor in Forestry, Fishing or Related Services

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of forestry, fishing, animal husbandry and related operations and establishments.


  • Ensures observance of maritime laws and international fishing regulations.
  • Arranges for sale of catch, liaises with onshore agents.
  • Plans fishing voyages, maintains vessel/s and equipment and oversees operational safety.
  • Oversees maintenance of equipment and fish habitats.
  • Arranges rearing and feeding and ensures health of fish stocks.
  • Selects suitable breeding grounds for shellfish, sea and freshwater fish and purchases stock.
  • Oversees facilities such as visitor centres, nature trails, footpaths, etc..
  • Liaises with neighbouring landowners, contractors and local authorities.
  • Plans and directs the establishment and maintenance of forest /woodland areas and regularly inspects forest work.
  • Decides, or advises on, type of animal to be bred and/or trained, and selects, buys and trains animals accordingly.
  • Manages and trains staff.
  • Determines financial, staffing and other short- and long-term needs.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 19% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for manager or proprietor in forestry, fishing or related services is £43,708

330 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 330. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for manager or proprietor in forestry, fishing or related services roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £43,708 per year. That is about £3,642 per month or £22.41 per hour. New workers generally start on £23,025, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £80,638

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 330 people are employed in the region.

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