622-Fishery workers, hunters and trappers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Fishery workers, hunters and trappers
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Job Description: 
Fishery workers, hunters and trappers breed and raise fish, harvest and catch fish and hunt and trap animals, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.

Main Tasks include -

  • breeding, raising and cultivating fish, mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater
  • monitoring environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life
  • cleaning, freezing, icing or salting catch on- or offshore and preparing fish and other products for shipment
  • renting or investing in and maintaining buildings, tanks, machinery, fishing vessels and other equipment
  • preparing and repairing nets and other fishing gear and equipment
  • operating fishing vessels to, from and at fishing grounds
  • baiting, setting, operating and hauling in fishing gear
  • setting traps to catch mammals, birds or reptiles
  • delivering or marketing products
  • supervising and training other workers.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

6221 Aquaculture workers
6222 Inland and coastal waters fishery workers
6223 Deep-sea fishery workers
6224 Hunters and trappers