Fish Curer, Fish Curing, Fish Preservation, Fish Farmer, Fishery, Fishermen

Minimum ? No entry barrier

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The tasks a Fish Curer is expected to perform include:Salting, curing and preserving fish to prevent putrefaction Washing fish with water and cutting off head, fins, tail, etc.Opening out the stomach with knife and removing viscera, gills, etc. Applying salt to cleaned fish either one by one or in lots to preserve them

Stacking salted fish for required period and shuffling them at specified intervals

Spreading fish on mats or bamboo to dry them in the Sun

Packing fish for transporting them to other areas

Knowledge of leading fish preservation and protection techniques

Skilled in applying various preservation techniques such as dry and wet salting, smoking, chilling, pickling, etc.Knowledge of safety and hygiene protocols

Efficient in storing, sorting and transporting the fishes Knowledge of the latest developments in fish curing methods

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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 upto 9 hours everyday

Overtime is common

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

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 daily wage workers - INR100 to INR400 per day (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 Yard Officers and Fish Curers.

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