The UK seafood industry offers a wide variety of careers for people from all backgrounds.

Ever considered a career in the seafood industry?

The UK seafood industry offers a wide variety of careers for people from all backgrounds.

Whether you consider yourself academic, creative, practical or hands-on, the seafood industry is one of the most diverse and unique industries in the UK; the range of career paths to be found in seafood is almost limitless.

There are numerous exciting, dynamic opportunities to be found in all sectors, including:

At Seafish, we offer support, advice and guidance for any and all individuals seeking careers in the seafood industry, from beginners to experienced professionals.

Want to know more? Read our real life case studies below which highlight the variety of roles and opportunities, and click below to view the full version of our handy infographic on the benefits of working in the seafood industry.


Case Study - Emma Moffat, Fish Buyer

Emma Moffat, 28, is a Fish Buyer for Grimsby based seafood supplier Icelandic Seachill who employ 1400 staff in the UK, providing chilled fish to the UK retail market.

Case study - Ben Bengey, Skipper

Ben Bengey, 19, is the skipper of Silver Spirit and one of the youngest skippers in the North Devon fishing fleet. Based out of Ilfracombe North Devon, Ben also runs Silver Spirit Charter who provide angling trips and lobster safaris.

Case Study - George Hooper, Fishmonger

George Hooper, 20, is a Director and Fishmonger at his family business GCH Fishmongers, in Bedfordshire. The shop provides a selection of fresh fish sourced daily from Newlyn, Grimsby, Billingsgate and Wales.

Case Study - George and Dino Papadamou, Fish and Chip Shop Owners

George Papadamou, 24, and Dino Papadamou, 25, are brothers and joint partners in their family business - Papa's Fish and Chips. Prior to joining the family business, George graduated with a degree in medicine and worked as a doctor for a year, whilst Dino achieved a degree in law and spent a year working as a solicitor.

Case Study - James and Bonny Ritchie, Fish and Chip Shop Owners

James Ritchie, 29, is co-owner along with his wife Bonny, of Simpsons Fish and Chips in Cheltenham. Simpsons are currently shortlisted for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year as part of the National Fish and Chip Awards, recognising and rewarding those who are providing the best fish and chips across the UK.

Career Paths

Careers in the industry cover the full cycle of seafood, from catch to plate.

Women in Seafood

To celebrate International Women's Day, Seafish has taken the opportunity to interview five successful women who are leading the way and shaping the future of the seafood industry. The participants were asked a variety of questions, with the aim of shedding light on the challenges they've faced both professionally and personally, and the advice they have for women wanting to enter this fascinating and demanding industry.