Fish Farmer, Fishery, Fishermen, Fisheries, Fish Supervisor

Minimum ? Preferably 12th standard pass

Previous on-the-job training

The tasks a Fieldman, Fish is expected to perform include:Arranging transport of fish to different places

Supplying fish seed to purchasers for growth in tanks, wells, rivers, etc. Breeding fish in special tanks or ponds

Collecting and transporting fish seeds and fingerlings

Marketing and selling the produce

Maintaining necessary records

Competent in farm accounting and record maintenance

Knowledge of using and maintaining fishing tools and equipment

Knowledge of fish farming, breeding, culturing, curing, storing and transporting

Knowledge of safety standards and hygiene practices at the fish farm

Skilled in marketing activities Knowledge of the latest developments in fishing techniques and methods

Competent in fish farm management Knowledge of fish health and nutrition

Knowledge of different water management techniques

Skilled in fish handling, spawning, grading and harvesting

Basic knowledge about the functioning of the co-operative societies Basic knowledge about credit facilities and supporting schemes


Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent


Team player

Good communication skills

Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising Fishermen and other Fishery Workers 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 available

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

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

For candidates with experience - INR10,000 to INR25,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Fishing Industry of IndiaAccording to the ?Annual Report of the Department Of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (2012-2013)? India is the second largest producer of fish in the world contributing to 5.43% of global fish production. As per the estimates of Central Statistical Organization (CSO), the values of GDP from fisheries sector at current price during 2009-10 was 52,363 crores which is 4.85 per cent of the total GDP of Agriculture and allied sectors. Fisheries sector occupies a very important place in the socio-economic development of the country. It has been recognized as a powerful income and employment generator as it stimulates growth of a number of subsidiary industries. Fisheries is one of the promising sectors of agriculture and allied activities in India and offers tremendous opportunities for fishery professionals, like Fieldman and Sub-Inspector.

Fish and shrimp farms Fishery co-operatives

State fishery department Self-employed

Job openings are in cities like Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Mangalore, Karnataka; Kochi, Kerala; Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh; Raichak and Kolkata, West Bengal.

ICAR - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology across India

ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute across India

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kannadi Kadu Service Rd, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala 682506, Tel: 0484 270 3782