823- Managers in aquaculture

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Managers in aquaculture

Job Description: 

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.

Main Duties: 

Managers in aquaculture perform some or all of the following duties:

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.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
A college diploma in aquaculture or a related field
Several years of experience in fishing or aquaculture operations are usually required.
A commercial aquaculture or fish hatchery licence, permit or lease is required for self-employed aquaculture managers.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Aquaculture support workers (in 8613 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers)
Aquaculture technicians (in 2221 Biological technologists and technicians)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X