Aquaculture Worker

Aquaculture Workers perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

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    Overview

    Aquaculture Workers perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

    Day-to-day

    • feeding and grading fish, and monitoring their growth
    • assisting with farm layout and constructing nets, long-lines and cages
    • checking and looking after equipment and fish housing
    • operating pumps and other equipment
    • testing and checking on water quality
    • removing dead and dying fish
    • operating lifting equipment such as forklifts and small cranes
    • harvesting fish, and sorting and packing for transportation
    • restocking pens, pools, tanks, ponds, rivers and dams with juvenile fish
    • collecting and recording growth, production and water quality data.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become an Aquaculture Worker

    Skills employers are looking for

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