6221-Aquaculture workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Aquaculture workers
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Job Description: 
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.

Main 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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