6221-Aquaculture workers

Job Title: 

Aquaculture workers

Job Description: 

Aquaculture workers breed and raise fish and cultivate mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.


Tasks include

  • (a) breeding, raising and cultivating fish, mussels, oysters and other forms of aquatic life as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater
  • collecting and recording growth, production, and environmental data
  • conducting and supervising stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites
  • monitoring environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life
  • directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques
  • cleaning, freezing, icing or salting catch on- or offshore and preparing fish and other products for shipment
  • maintaining buildings, tanks, machinery, boats and other equipment
  • delivering or marketing products
  • renting or investing in buildings, equipment and machinery and purchasing food and other supplies
  • supervising and training aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
Specific Occupations: 

Cultivator(algae/ pearl) (market)

Farmer(fish/ oyster/ seafood) (market)

Hatcher, fish(market)

Technician, fishing(market)

Farm worker, skilled (fish/ oyster/ seafood/ pisciculture) (market)

Hatchery worker, skilled (fish) (market)

Oyster farm worker(market)

Manager, fish farm(market)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2301