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 including crocodiles, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.


Tasks include:

  • 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
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Fish farmer
Aquarium fish farmer
Crocodile farmer
Oyster farm worker

This unit group excludes

Production manager in agriculture and fisheries (1310)

Specific Occupations: 

Fish/Prawn farm worker

Aquarium fish farm worker

Crocodile farm worker

Other aquatic life cultivation workers (eg oyster farm worker)

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore