Aquaculture workers

Role Responsibilities

  • Breeding, raising and cultivating fish, mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater
  • Collecting and recording growth, production, and environmental data
  • Conducting and supervising stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites
  • Monitoring environments to ensure maintenance of optimum 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
  • Cleaning, freezing, icing or salting catch on- or offshore and preparing fish and other products for shipment
  • Maintaining buildings, tanks, machinery, boats and other equipment
  • Delivering or marketing products
  • Renting or investing in buildings, equipment and machinery and purchasing food and other supplies
  • Supervising and training aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers

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