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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Maritime Tourism

Maritime Tourism

Maritime tourism covers predominantly water-based activities such as sea angling (boat and shore); water sports (sailing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, surfing, kayaking, scuba diving etc); seaside resorts/trips (swimming, bird watching, whale/dolphin watching, nature reserves, and eco-tourism etc).

These provide a variety of job prospects for instructors, activity centres and boat tours. There are also opportunities for specialist shops in the area to sell the equipment and clothing needed for these activities. 

Ireland is also world famous for the quality of its angling, attracting thousands of tourists every year to fish along its rivers and coastline. These visitors don’t just spend money on angling, they stay in hotels, eat out in restaurants and spent money in stores.

There are not as many jobs available working in angling itself and those working in the area will have a real passion for the activity. But for those with that passion and the necessary knowledge, you can look for jobs with companies offering guided tours of Irelands waterways, or working in fishing tackle stores, where staff offer a wealth of information and expertise to help anglers stay stocked up with everything they need.

Occupations in Maritime Tourism
(sorted by Job Zone)

Fisherman / woman

Works on a trawler at sea, catching and landing all kinds of fish and shellfish.

Fishmonger

Buys fish wholesale and hand-prepares it for sale to customers.

Lifeguard

Supervises and provides safety at swimming areas including beaches, swimming pools and lakes.

Diver

Works underwater to carry out activities such as installing, inspecting or repairing equipment, oil rig explosives, salvage work, conducting marine experiments, marine life photography or rescue services.