Aquaculture Farm Manager (Occupation Code : 131201)

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Description

Plans, directs and controls farming operations to breed and raise fresh and saltwater fish and other aquatic stock.

Tasks

Conducting and organizing aquaculture or fishery stock examinations in order to identify diseases or parasites.
    
Conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of produce and catches.
    
Contracting with fishing skippers or owners of vessels and aquaculture farms for fishing and aquaculture operations, or for management of production.
    
Coordinating the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
    
Devising and coordinating activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
    
Directing and monitoring the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
    
Directing and monitoring trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
    
Establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as fisheries management practices, and preparing financial and operational reports.
    
Monitoring aquaculture and fishery market activity and planning production and fishing activities to meet contract requirements and market demand.
    
Monitoring environments to maintain or improve conditions for aquatic life.   

Alternate Occupation Names

Abalone Farm Manager

Fresh Water Aquaculture Farm Manager

Crocodile Farm Manager

Mariculture Farmer / Farm Manager

Aquaculture Hatchery Manager

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