Aquaculture Farmer

Aquaculture Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

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    Overview

    Aquaculture Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

    Day-to-day

    • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
    • monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
    • identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
    • monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
    • transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
    • directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
    • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
    • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
    • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Irregular hours
    • Working outdoors

    To become an Aquaculture Farmer

    Skills employers are looking for

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