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Seafood Process Workers scale, clean, fillet, cut, shell, grade and package fish and shellfish.


  • sorts, inspects and grades seafood products for size and quality
  • prepares seafood by skinning, trimming, washing, gilling, gutting, filleting, shucking, descaling, cooking, smoking, preserving and/or canning fish, shellfish and molluscs
  • operates machines which slice, peel, skin and crumb seafood
  • counts and packs prepared seafood for freezing
  • packs frozen seafood blocks into cartons after freezing, in order to prepare stock for dispatch
  • loads seafood products into trucks
  • cleans and sanitises equipment and work areas.

To become a Seafood Process Worker

  • You can work as a Seafood Process Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate I, II or III in seafood processing might be helpful.

    Find a Certificate in Food Processing

Skills employers are looking for

  • Food Safety

  • Sorting

  • Communication Skills

  • Forklift Operation

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Scaling

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