Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture

Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture


As an island nation the Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture sector is extremely important to Ireland. All of our goods come in from overseas, often through our ports. Fishing is the bedrock of many coastal communities, with fish farming adding to the employment from sea fishing. Ireland’s waterways are a major tourist attraction, especially for anglers.

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We are connected to the sea in more ways than you might think. It provides us with food, thanks to those working on fishing boats and in aquaculture. It provides a mode of transport thanks to the shipping industry. Scientists study marine life or work on developing renewable energy. The sea also provides plenty of career opportunities in terms of maritime tourism! Many careers in this sector offer a combination of indoors and outdoors work and people are often drawn to this sector out of curiosity and a love of nature.

In this section you will discover the range of career opportunities available in the Maritime, Fishing & Aquaculture sector. Our Career Explorer tool will give you insights into roles across the sector, including average salaries, typical entry routes and much much more...


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