Fisheries and aquaculture

What can I do with my course in fisheries and aquaculture?

Careers in fisheries and aquaculture

Your job prospects In fisheries and aquaculture are good. You can find work in a wide variety of  environments around Australia and the South East Asia region. You can work with government departments (e.g. Department of Environment and Primary Industries or Department of Agriculture), catchment authorities, marine research institutes and aquaculture farms.

In addition to employment in the fisheries and aquaculture fields, you may also find career opportunities in areas such as food and agriculture based industries, quarantine, wildlife biology, government environmental monitoring, private environmental consulting and museums.

You may perform the following tasks:

  • Assessing and analysing the environment
  • Managing interaction between people and the environment
  • Working with natural, rural, and urban systems and communities
  • Pollution control
  • Managing water resources
  • Working for or with local governments
  • Working in strategy or research.
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in fisheries and aquaculture:

  • Technical laboratory skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
  • Investigation and research techniques
  • Teamwork skills
  • Project management skills

Related roles include:

  • Laboratory technician
  • Inspection officer
  • Scientific consultant (government or private industry)
  • Research assistant
  • Microbiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Biochemist
  • Ecological modeller
  • Environmental ecologist
  • Biophysicist
  • Urban and Regional planner
  • Conservation officer
  • Zoologist
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for fisheries and aquaculture graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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