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Aquaculture workers





Aquaculture workers breed and raise fish and cultivate mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.
Tasks include -
(a) breeding, raising and cultivating fish, mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater;
(b) collecting and recording growth, production and environmental data;
(c) conducting and supervising stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites;
(d) monitoring environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life;
(e) directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques;
(f) cleaning, freezing, icing or salting catch on- or offshore, and preparing fish and other products for shipment;
(g) maintaining buildings, tanks, machinery, boats and other equipment;
(h) delivering or marketing products;
(i) renting or investing in buildings, equipment and machinery, and purchasing food and other supplies;
(j) supervising and training aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Algae cultivator
- Fish farmer
- Oyster farmer
- Pearl cultivator
- Seafood farmer
- Skilled fish farm worker
- Skilled seafood farm worker
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Aquaculture production manager - 1312
- Aquaculture labourer - 9216

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