Aquaculture and fisheries production managers

Role Responsibilities

  • Monitoring aquaculture and fishery market activity and planning production and fishing activities to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • Establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as fisheries management practices, and preparing financial and operational reports
  • Conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of produce and catches
  • Contracting with fishing skippers or owners of vessels and aquaculture farms for fishing and aquaculture operations, or for management of production
  • Conducting and organizing aquaculture or fishery stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites
  • Devising and coordinating activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries
  • Monitoring environments to maintain or improve conditions for aquatic life
  • Directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques
  • Coordinating the selection and maintenance of brood stock
  • Directing and monitoring the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks
  • Purchasing machinery, equipment, and supplies such as vessels and nets
  • Organizing operations such as maintenance of ships, boats and equipment
  • Overseeing the selection, training and performance of aquaculture or fishery workers and contractors

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