Fish Farmer, Fishery, Fishermen

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably BFSc

Will be updated

The tasks a Fish Overseer is expected to perform include:

Maintaining fish collection centres, fish farms, etc.

Advising people and fishermen in proper methods of fish culture

Demonstrating correct methods of fish farming, fish culture, etc.

Improving the various methods and processes that are used

Assisting fisheries inspector in transporting fish seed to different fishery stations

Knowledge of using and maintaining fishing tools and equipment

Skilled in different fishing methods

Knowledge of safety standards and hygiene practices while fish farming

Knowledge of fish bait, fish culturing, breeding, etc.

Knowledge of packaging, preserving and transporting the catch

Knowledge of the latest developments in fishing techniques and methods

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Specialization in aquaculture or fish genetics and breeding

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



Team player

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising other workers and helpers is required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours daily for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Shift system is applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, wet and humid working conditions, dust, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, disinfectants, foul odours, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical strain, injury to body, infections, diseases, etc.

For candidates with experience -INR9,300 toINR34,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Fisheries ? An Important Sector

Fisheries is an important sector in India; it provides employment to millions of people and contributes to food security of the country. With a coastline of over 8,000 km, an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of over 2 million square km, and with extensive freshwater resources, fisheries play a vital role. Presently, fisheries and aquaculture contribute 1.07 per cent to the national GDP, and 5.30 per cent to agriculture and allied activities, while the average annual value of output during the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) was?31,682.50 crores. The prospects of jobs in the fisheries sector in India are promising.

Quality central labs

Fish processing industries

Aquaculture farms

Aquaculture hatcheries

Job openings are in cities like Mangalore, Karnataka;Kochi,Kerala;Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh; Raichakin

Kolkata, West Bengal.