Fish Hatcher, Fish Hatchery Worker

Minimum ? Preferably 12th standard pass

Previous on-the-job training

The tasks a Fish Hatcher is expected to perform include:Hatching fish in small tanks and releasing hatched fish or fingerlings into public tanks, rivers, etc. for growth

Creating favourable natural conditions in the tank by planting weeds, plants, etc.Regulating water temperature Transferring fish seeds to different ponds for hatching and growth

Changing water in pond or tank periodically as guided by Pisciculturist

Assisting the Pisciculturist in experimental farms in transporting and releasing fish in water, feeding them, etc.Selling and marketing produce

Knowledge of fish seeds, sizes, varieties, etc.Efficient in simulating natural environment for hatching and growth of eggs

Skilled in maintaining the hygiene and safety standards of the ponds and tanks Proficient in breeding of fish, planting of weeds and releasing of fingerlings

Skilled in marketing and promotional activities

Knowledge of the latest developments in fish hatching methods

BFSc or MFSc

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Ability to work independently

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Supervising workers and helpers maybe 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 freshers - INR8, 000 to INR10,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR15,000 to INR39,000 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 Fish Hatchers.

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