Shrimp Farm Workers

Shrimp Breeders

Minimum - No formal education required

Certified training for Shrimp Farmer (programme aligned to AGR/Q4902 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Six months work experience in shrimp farming assistance

The tasks a Shrimp Farmer is expected to perform include: Deciding species of shrimps to be harvested Procuring the seeds of the shrimps from the hatcheries Constructing the pond for harvesting shrimp

Harvesting shrimps in the constructed pond

Giving healthy feed to the shrimps

Maintaining the quality of the shrimps Cleaning and maintaining the pond Selling the shrimps in the market

Knowledge of harvesting methods and techniques

Basic knowledge of tools and equipment used for harvesting

Familiar with the types of shrimp species and their habitat

Knowledge ofconstructinga pond

Knowledge of nursing methods used for the eggs of shrimps

Basic knowledge of the nutrient requirements for quality shrimps

Familiar with water treatment methods to clean the pond periodically

Knowledge of chemicals used to treat pond

Knowledge of how to protect the shrimps from the predators

Familiar with the storage techniques for harvested shrimps

Knowledge of quality requirements and standards

Will be Updated

Physically fit

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

Willingness to perform laborious tasks

Ability to plan and organize Attention to details


It is a field job

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time jobs may be available at some farms

Work from home is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards includeexposure to chemicals and disinfectants exposure to unpleasant odours and contaminants, exposure to all weatherconditions,susceptible to infections

For daily wage workers`175 to `200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Shrimp Farming in India

Shrimp aquaculture is profitable because of its universal taste, high unit value, short duration of crop, quick returns on investment, persistent demand and a fast expanding world market. The over exploitation of shrimp from coastal waters and the ever increasing demand for shrimp and shrimp products in the world market has resulted in the wide gap between the demand and supply in the international market. This has necessitated the need for exploring newer avenues for increasing shrimp production. The estimated brackish water area suitable for undertaking shrimp cultivation in India is around 11.91 lakh ha spread over 10 states and union territories such as, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Of this, only around 1.36 lakh ha is under shrimp farming now and hence there is a lot of scope that exists for Entrepreneurs to venture into this field of activity.1


Shrimp farm owners Agriculture co-operative organization

The job openings are available in the coastal regions of the country2