The tasks a Seaweed Gatherer is expected to perform include:

Collecting seaweeds by hands from the bottom of the sea

Evaluating different varieties of seaweed that are used for medicinal purposes

Diving to the floor of the sea (in shallow waters)

Pulling out seaweed attached to rocks and storing them in the boat

Collecting sponges, if required

Fishing in deep waters

Catching fish using different kinds of nets or fishing tackles

Skilled in diving to the floor of thesea

Ability to recognise different varieties of seaweeds

Proficient in the technique of pulling out seaweed attached to rocks


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Physically fit

Ability to handle pressure

Team player


It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Flexible working hours

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risk include exposure to extreme weather, breathing difficulties under oceanic pressure, pressure difference over eardrum, etc.

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Agriculture Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Over 70 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture as their principal means of livelihood. Agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, accounts for one-third of the nation?s GDP and is its single largest contributor.

Sea weed gathering business in done by small time fishermen in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. This weed is collected and sold in the market. There is decent demand for this sea weed as it is used in making many medicines and is also used for consumption in many places. Considering these figures it is safe to say that there is demand for a Seaweed Gatherer in the present and has a lot of scope in the future as well.

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Cities and towns across India