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Aquaculture workers

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.

Job Definition

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

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