80022 – Managers in aquaculture



80022 – Managers in aquaculture
Managers in aquaculture manage operations of facilities which cultivate and harvest fish, shellfish or marine plants for replenishment of wildlife stocks or for commercial sale. They are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles
Aquaculture director
Aquaculture manager
Aquaculture operator
Eel farmer
Fish culture manager
Fish culture operator
Fish farm manager
Fish farm operator
Fish farmer
Fish hatchery manager
Fish hatchery operator
Fish hatchery supervisor
Lobster farmer
Mussel farmer
Mussel grower
Oyster farmer
Oyster grower
Salmon farmer
Salmon grower
Shellfish farmer
Trout farmer


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Manage the overall operation of a fish hatchery, fish farm or other aquatic farm
Identify requirements of the species and select and oversee preparation of site for species cultivation
Co-ordinate selection and maintenance of brood stock
Determine food requirements and structure feeding regimes
Monitor environment and maintain optimum conditions
Conduct and supervise stock examination to identify disease or parasites, and apply prescribed medicinal substances to control and prevent infection
Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment
Collect and record growth and production data
Manage and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers and supervise technicians and technologists
Maintain financial records and establish market strategies, inventory and quality control methods
May scuba dive to inspect sea farm operations
May design and construct pens, floating stations and collector strings or fences for sea farms.


Employment requirements
A commercial aquaculture or fish hatchery licence, permit or lease is required for self-employed aquaculture managers.
Completion of secondary school is usually required.
A college diploma in aquaculture or a related field or several years of experience in fishing or aquaculture operations are usually required.


Additional information

Aquaculture technician (in 22110 Biological technologists and technicians)
Aquaculture support worker (in 85102 Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers )