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Fishmongers and poultry dressers

£11,960 Average salary at age 20
£21,840 Average Salary
39 Average hours per week


Fishmongers and poultry dressers clean, cut and prepare fish and poultry for processing or sale.

Main Tasks

  • Scrubs, de-scales, heads, guts, washes and bones fish;
  • Cuts and slits fish for curing by hand or machine;
  • Removes feathers and internal organs, extracts edible offal and cuts off feet and head from poultry carcasses and dresses as required;
  • Cleans tools and work surfaces.


Academic qualifications are not normally required. Training is typically provided on-the-job.

UK Prospects

6000 Workforce Size
6.58% Predicted decline 2023 - 2027
1344 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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