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The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.

Sectors
Source: National Skills Bulletin

About

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.

Skills

    operating machinery, people management, communication, problem solving, health and safety, physical fitness, maintaining machinery, managing resources, active listening, teamwork, animal care, health and safety, physical fitness, technology, physical labour,

Key Facts

2,050
registered fishing vessels in 2017
666
million worth of seafood exported in 2017
361k
tonnes of wild and farmed seafood caught in 2017
6.70%
growth in Shipping and Maritime Employment between 2014-16

Labour Market Information

The Irish seafood sector employs over 14,600 people and is worth €1.15 billion to the economy. Although a growing sector over the last 7 years, the United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union poses many challenges for the seafood sector. Future access to fishing grounds, quota allocation, and regulatory divergence are but some of the issues, unique to seafood, that remain unresolved.

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Irish Seafood Industry

  • Career Opportunities
  • Education and Training
  • Career Advice 
  • About this Sector

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Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Irish Seafood Industry
Maritime Careers

  • Career Opportunities
  • Education and Training
  • Summer Bursary Programme
  • About this Sector 

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Posted by Marine Institute
Maritime Careers
National Fisheries College

  • Maritime Training Programmes
  • QQI Accredited 
  • No CAO Points 
  • Locations in Cork and Donegal

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Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Career Interview Videos...

Aileen Deasy - Seafood Technologist
Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Aileen Deasy - Seafood Technologist

David Fleming - Sub Lieutenant - Navy
Posted by Defence Forces

David Fleming - Sub Lieutenant - Navy

Nicola O'Higgins - Fishmonger
Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Nicola O'Higgins - Fishmonger

Jane Kennedy - Research & Development Manager
Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Jane Kennedy - Research & Development Manager

College Course Videos...

Seafood - Bord Iascaigh Mhara
Posted by Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Seafood - Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Freshwater and Marine Biology - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Freshwater and Marine Biology - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Freshwater and Marine Biology - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT
Posted by Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT

Freshwater and Marine Biology - Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - GMIT