Managers in aquaculture

National Occupation Code (NOC): 0823

Managers in aquaculture manage operations of facilities which cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish or marine plants for replenishment of wildlife stocks or for commercial sale. They are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms, or they may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Managers in aquaculture

  • Manage the overall operation of a fish hatchery, fish farm or other aquatic farm
  • Identify requirements of the species and select and oversee preparation of site for species cultivation
  • Co-ordinate selection and maintenance of brood stock
  • Determine food requirements and structure feeding regimes
  • Monitor environment and maintain optimum conditions
  • Conduct and supervise stock examination to identify disease or parasites, and apply prescribed medicinal substances to control and prevent infection
  • Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment
  • Collect and record growth and production data
  • Manage and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers and supervise technicians and technologists
  • Maintain financial records and establish market strategies, inventory and quality control methods
  • May scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations
  • May design and construct pens, floating stations and collector strings or fences for sea farms.

Working Conditions for Managers in aquaculture

Work takes place indoors and outdoors in large water-filled facilities. Odours in these facilities may be strong

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aquaculture Manager
  • Aquaculture Operator
  • Eel Farmer
  • Fish Culture Manager
  • Fish Culture Operator
  • Fish Farm Manager
  • Fish Farm Operator
  • Fish Farmer
  • Fish Hatchery Manager
  • Fish Hatchery Operator
  • Lobster Farmer
  • Mussel Farmer
  • Mussel Grower
  • Oyster Farmer
  • Oyster Grower
  • Salmon Farmer
  • Salmon Grower
  • Trout Farmer