Hatchery Workers

Hatchery Production Worker

Hatchery Supervisor

Minimum - No formal education

Certified training for Hatchery Production Worker (programme aligned to AGR/Q4901 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks a Hatchery Production Worker is expected to perform include:

Selecting brood stock

Overseeing maturing and spawning of the stock

Ensuring proper hatching of the larvae

Managing and maintaining the larvae

Ensuring its feed and nutrition requirements

Harvesting the produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in hatchery

Familiar with nutrient management of the larvae

Familiar with bio ? security measures

Skilled in basic hatchery management

Ability to keep up with the latest development in hatchery technology

Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills

Knowledge of hatchery production requirements

Knowledge of pre-spawning process

Knowledge of how to produce the larvae

Knowledge of post spawning process

Not applicable

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job.

May need to handle a team of field workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available in some farms

Work from option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season.

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

Shift system may be available

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)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to cleaning chemicals, extreme weather conditions, damp environment, etc.

For daily wage workers -INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Fishery Trends in India

In India, aquaculture is still in the development stage. Through adopting a scientific approach, India, with its 7500-km-long coastline, a large inland water system and rich natural resources, can become a dominant supplier of seafood, which is highly sought after throughout the world and marine resources for industrial and medicinal purposes.

At present, there are over 300 fish processing units in the country and seafood export from India has been increasing every year and touched 1.2 billion in 2005.

Frozen shrimp, fresh and frozen fish, squid, cuttlefish, lobsters and dried and live products are among the important items exported from India. Shrimp is the most dominant item in our export list accounting for almost two-thirds of the total export earnings.

Shrimp aquaculture is also 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 fisheries industry is rapidly developing as a full-fledged industry providing employment to traditional fishermen as well as to highly skilled personnel engaged in the scientific breeding and management of fisheries, including Hatchery Production Worker.


Fish farm owners or fishery owners Agriculture co-operative organization

Coastal cities and town across India

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India