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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

  • Aquaculture

  • Forklift Operation

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • Materials Moving

  • Communications

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