Fishmongers and poultry dressers

£18,720

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

41

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

4.08%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

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

Qualifications

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

Typical 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.

Common job titles

Dealer, fish
Processor, poultry
Sticker, poultry
Cleaner, fish
Trusser, fowl
Assistant, fishmonger's
Gutter, fish
Poulterer
Preparer, fish
Butcher
Trusser (poultry dressing)
Plucker, chicken
Jointer, chicken
Dresser, bird, game
Nobber, fish
Fishmonger
Hand, poultry (food processing)
Filleter
Blockman (fishmongers)
Splitter, fish
Boner
Processor, fish
Dresser, crab
Plucker (poultry dressing)
Header, fish
Eviscerator
Worker, house, fish
Dresser, poultry
Worker, fish (food processing)
Worker, herring
Killer and plucker
Trimmer, salmon