Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management

The world’s oceans, rivers and lakes support a range of life and this environment is constantly under threat. If you have a passion for aquatic life, fresh or salt water, then take steps to gain a rewarding career with our industry driven qualifications.

If you want to develop your scientific knowledge and are interested in learning about captive husbandry, fish biology and disease, fisheries, aquariums, aqua culture, conservation and sustainability, our Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management course is a great way to prepare for employment across this diverse sector.

You’ll have the chance to gain experience working with a range of aquatics, from exploring the types of habitat and species to looking deeper into fish biology, disease and health related best practice.

This training route is a great way to gain the practical skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.  As our specialist staff have all worked in industry and have key industry links, it offers a great pathway to higher level fish based study. Many of our students go straight onto university to follow a range of interests, including marine biology, freshwater biology and environmental science or into employment once they’ve completed this course.

Our campus is well equipped with a wide range of on-site aquatic bodies and industry recognised equipment that complements the wealth of knowledge the teaching staff provide in the classroom. We have excellent support from local fisheries and professional anglers, which allows our students to work alongside the best in the field. The college is ideally located in the heart of Cheshire with great links to Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham and surrounding areas, perfect for our regular field trips and off-site practical sessions.

Along with gaining invaluable tips and skills from our industry experience days our students tell us they particularly enjoy….

  • Working with fish on-site
  • The opportunity to visit industry partners including the Environment Agency and train alongside local and national conservation groups and hatchery owners
  • Being taught by our dedicated staff, all of whom have extensive experience across the field and are passionate to share their knowledge
  • Working in small cohort groups, giving them a more personalised learning experience
  • Going on trips to local aquariums, beaches, marine fisheries and study tours across the UK and abroad, including Tenerife

Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management